LHS Clothing Closet Open for ALL Students

LHS Clothing Closet Open for ALL Students

By Kylee Johnson Jeans, shirts, shoes and sweatshirts fill a closet underneath the northeast 4th floor stairs. The free clothing service is open to ALL student attend­ing Lincoln High school. The idea for the closet came from two local volunteers, Barb Soloman and Tamara Cass, who noticed that kids were getting teased for not wearing

By Kylee Johnson

Jeans, shirts, shoes and sweatshirts fill a closet underneath the northeast 4th floor stairs. The free clothing service is open to ALL student attend­ing Lincoln High school. The idea for the closet came from two local volunteers, Barb Soloman and Tamara Cass, who noticed that kids were getting teased for not wearing brand name clothing items. The closet opened on the first day of school after the two volunteers spent over 500 dollars and their whole summer working on it. Students are al­lowed to get cloth­ing from the closet before and after school or during lunch periods. To get access, a student can go to the counseling center and ask to see the closet or ask a teacher to take them to the closet.

Since the closet has opened about two dozen students have used it to get clothing for themselves. The sizes in the closet range and they may not all have sizes, BUT there is a white­board in the closet that they use to commu­nicate with the volunteers to let them know that they need a smaller or big­ger size. They ask, however, if you do use the closet to write a thank you note for the volun­teers. “I think it’s important that the volun­teers and people volunteering that its impor­tant to kids.” Sue Dutton, the school social worker states. There are pieces of paper in the closet for you to write your note.

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