This holiday season you can #LiftUp Kids with Catie’s Closet.
I was recently contacted by a representative from Catie’s Closet bout sharing their mission this holiday “to provide clothing and basic necessities to students, from Pre-K to 12th Grade, who currently live in poverty to improve school attendance. Often kids with only tattered clothes to wear suffer from low self-esteem and become the target of bullying.”
What is Catie’s Closet?
Catie’s Closet was founded by the family of Catie Bisson a 20 year old with a passion for the power of education and making education accessible to everyone. Catie’s Closet was started by Catie’s family after she passed away in 2011. Catie’s Closet is a non-profit Organization (501C3) that currently serves 12,000 students in 22 schools in Lowell, MA and Hudson and Nashua, NH. This non-proft builds “stores” or “walk-in closets” inside schools so kids have immediate access to what they need, free of charge. Catie’s Closet provides items such as warm winter coats, and boots and personal care necessities such as shampoo and deodorant to kids in need.
As a former first grade teacher in an area with lots of kids and need our school would have loved to have had a Catie’s Closet to provide these essential items to kids who needed them. This non-profit hits close to my heart as I often had students come to school in the middle of winter without coats or sweaters to keep them warm.
How you can help #LiftUpKids
Please consider giving back to support Catie’s Closet this holiday season and into the New Year! By making a donation to Catie’s Closet to #LiftUpKids you will help to ease the worries of kids so that they will be able to focus on their education.
To make a donation please visit Catie’s Closet HERE or out of state donations will be accepted until December 31st at the address: 19 School Street, Dracut MA 01826
Here are some of the ways your donation can help to #LiftUpKids:
● $25 buys one pair of winter boots
● $50 provides a new coat, winter hat and warm gloves for one child
● $100 gives one student all the basic necessities needed for the school year
● $250 provides underwear and socks for 50 students
● $2500 funds one new Catie’s Closet, providing necessities for one full year
● $5000 opens a new Catie’s Closet at a school in need
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Catie’s Closet and for learning more about how you can #LiftUpKids this holiday season.
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