Clothes Closet Frequently Asked Question
Q: What is the Beaverton Schools Clothes Closet?
A: The Beaverton Schools Clothes Closet is a volunteer service
organization that provides free clothing for children in need in grades
K-12 who reside in the District attendance area. It is staffed by
Beaverton School District parent group volunteers. Parent groups and
individuals also support the Clothes Closet with financial
contributions that are used to purchase new articles of clothing such
as socks, underwear and coats.
Students can find school-type clothing at the Clothes Closet
such as: jeans, t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, warm coats, socks
Q: Who can use the Clothes Closet?
A: Children in need, enrolled in the Beaverton School
District, may use the Clothes Closet up to two times each school year.
An admit slip from the school office is required to access the Clothes
Q: Where is the Clothes Closet and when is it open?
A: The Clothes Closet is located in a portable building off
the west parking lot of the District Office, 16550 S.W. Merlo Road. It
is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday that school is in
session. It is closed in the summer.
Q: Where do clothes for the Clothes Closet come from?
A: Most clothing comes from caring individuals who donate
reusable clothing still suitable for children K-12 to wear to school.
Clothing also comes from lost and found items left at Beaverton
schools. The Clothes Closet has several silent business partners as
well, who wish to remain anonymous.
We ask that donated clothing be in good condition (freshly
laundered, please) using the rule of thumb, "Would I want my child to
wear this to school?" It is important that clothes be free from stains,
tears, rips, holes, etc. We want children to feel good about themselves
and the clothing that they choose at the Clothes Closet.
Q: What can I do to help the Clothes Closet?
A: Volunteers are the mainstay of operating the Clothes
Closet. In addition to the parent groups who volunteer each Wednesday
on a rotational basis, volunteers are needed for the interim work. High
school student groups, adult service groups, scout troops, senior
citizens and client families are just some of the people who volunteer
to help the Clothes Closet continue to serve less fortunate students.
Volunteers help sort and hang donated clothing, launder
clothes, create clothing displays, conduct clothing drives and clean
the facility. A considerable amount of volunteer work continues in the