PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Before Beaverton students head back to class next week, many families will have the chance to go shopping for free.
The Beaverton School District Clothes Closet serves more than 1500 students each year.
Volunteer Coordinator Johanna Shrout says students in need can visit the clothes closet twice a year and take up to ten items home. All of the items are donated by the community and volunteers work weekly to sort and hang the donations.
“We make sure that there’s no holes, tears, stains and that they’re age-appropriate,” Shrout said.
Volunteers also work with students and their families to make sure they get what they need. Sandy Axel is a regular volunteer at the clothes closet.
“We have all kinds of folks who walk in accessing the program and it’s really neat,” she said.
She said it’s a rewarding experience and they’re always looking for more volunteers.
“Just come and be ready to help others, cause that’s what we’re all about – helping other folks.”