Leander ISD is blessed with talented students, engaged parents, devoted staff and supportive partnerships. One of my favorite partnerships is with our Parent/Teacher Associations, who work hard to provide valuable resources for our students and schools. But in LISD we are fortunate to have PTAs that are also committed to going further to meet the needs of families and operate a service program which helps provide clothing for our students.
The Clothes Closet provides clean, gently-used school clothing, as well as new underwear and socks free to families of LISD students ages four through 18 who might need them. To shop at the Clothes Closet, parents request a voucher from their child’s school nurse, which is good for the entire school year. With this voucher, a student may receive five tops, five bottoms, five new pairs of underwear, and five new pairs of socks each semester, in addition to two sweatshirts or sweaters, one coat and one jacket each school year.
To help meet the needs of our growing district, the Clothes Closet is always seeking additional donations. Parents may drop off their items in the donation box at their child’s school, or they may take their donation to the Clothes Closet during its hours of operation. Anyone can make a donation to the Clothes Closet, but all items should be clean, gently used and appropriate for school wear.
The Clothes Closet is located in a building at 300 S. West Drive in Leander. It is across from the LISD Technology Center, just north of Leander Middle School. It is operated and staffed by friendly and helpful LISD PTA volunteers, who sort the clothes by size and gender. September through May, the Clothes Closet is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, and one Saturday of each month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It is closed on school holidays and bad weather make-up days.
The 2012-2013 hours of operation for shopping or donating are:
- September 4, 8, 11, 18 and 25
- October 2, 9, 13, 16, 23 and 30
- November 3, 6, 13 and 27
- December 1, 4, 11 and 18
- January 8, 12, 15, 22 and 29
- February 9, 12, 19 and 26
- March 2, 5, 19 and 26
- April 2, 6, 9, 16, 23 and 30
- May 4, 7, 14 and 21
If you would like more information about the PTA Clothes Closet, visit the LISD website at www.leanderisd.org or find them on Facebook at Leander ISD Clothes Closet. If you know a family who may need additional assistance, please refer them to our Family Services Team by calling 512-570-0159.