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Chrissy's Closet

Back to School Bash was a HUGE Success!

Thank you to everyone who donated and/or came out to volunteer for our Back to School Bash.  We served over 80 families readying them with clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies!
What is Chrissy's Closet? 

A free store for CSISD students to obtain new or gently used clothes, shoes, coats, and personal hygiene items once per month.

Nearly 35% of CSISD’s population qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch. This means 4,272 students may not have access to items needed to arrive at school clean, warm, and ready to learn. Currently, 78 of our students are considered homeless.  Our goal is to help students and their families to feel positively about themselves, CSISD and attending school​. The store is open every Monday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm (following school calendar holidays) at College View High School. Students and volunteers will work to help launder, sort, and organize the clothing. ​The best way to see up-to-date information is to visit the Chrissy's Closet Facebook page.

 

Why is it called Chrissy's Closet? 

While working on plans for a place that would help countless students and families in our district- one name kept coming to mind- Chrissy Hester.  From her time as an elementary and secondary counselor, to her principalship and till now as Director for Student Services, Chrissy has touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of needy families over the past 30 plus years. There isn't a person in CSISD that helps more families and staff members on a daily basis than Chrissy does.  We thought naming the closet after her would be a great way to honor a truly amazing woman for all that she does and all that she means to us in CSISD. 
 

How will Chrissy's Closet work? 

  • Clothing drives will be held each fall and spring. Check the Chrissy's Closet Facebook page for details! 
  • Seasonal drives for items will be held: coats, backpacks, Halloween costumes, homecoming/prom dresses
  • CSISD student volunteers will help sort, hang, launder and organize donations
  • Families with one or more CSISD student or any CSISD employee may visit the clothing closet once per month. Five items per student/employee per month will be allowed
  • CSISD staff members, student groups, PTO members, community members, and A&M students, will man the Clothing Closet each week. Volunteer Information coming soon!

 

How can you help? ​

  • SHARE: ​We are working now to furnish the store and already have some AMAZING sponsors in the community that have stepped up to help. We have a basic website set up HERE and a Facebook page HERE.  Share this information with anyone you think might be willing to help or donate to the store set up!
  • DONATE: Donate new or gently used clothing to our clothing drives held each Nov. and March.  Information about the drives will be posted on the Chrissy's Closet Facebook page. 
  • PURCHASE items on our wish list which can be found HERE.  All gifts can be sent to CSISD Clothing Closet, c/o Shannon Long or Kelly Kovacs, 1812 Welsh, College Station, TX 77840.
  • VOLUNTEER to work in Chrissy's Closet. Please check the Chrissy's Closet Facebook page for volunteer opportunities.
 
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