What is the Clothes Closet?
The Clothes Closet is a service project conducted by the Round Rock
Council of PTAs which provides gently used clothing as well as new socks
and underwear to RRISD students.
Who qualifies for the services of the Clothes Closet?
Vouchers, good for one (1) school year, (August through May), are issued by school nurses to families in need. A family's need may be an ongoing one or a temporary one. Families with children in multiple schools will require signed forms from the school nurse at each school their child attends. A nurse may not sign a form for a child attending another RRISD school.
Where is the Clothes Closet located and what are the hours of operation?
The Clothes Closet has 2 locations. The original and larger building is located in a portable on the south side of Voigt Elementary, 1201 Cushing Drive, Round Rock (the portable faces School Days Lane). Hours of operation are: Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9:30a-11:30a during the school year, excluding school holidays. Phone: 244-4359.
The second location is located in the front half of the portable located to the right of the entrance of Anderson Mill Elementary, 10610 Salt Mill Hollow, Austin. This location will be opened on Tuesday mornings only form 9:30a – 11:30a, during the school year excluding school holidays.
How does the Clothes Closet obtain donations of clothing and new socks and underwear for its clients?
District families through the local schools donate clothes. Donations are usually left with the school nurse. As well each school hosts a clothes drive of sort-underwear/socks/denim for example. The local PTAs contribute monetary donations each year to the RRISD Council of PTAs for support of the Clothes Closet. These funds are used to purchase new underwear and socks. Individual monetary donations are also accepted. (Receipts are available.)
What do the Clothes Closet clients receive?
Student clients receive 5 tops, 5 bottoms (pants, skirt, shorts or dress), 1 sweatshirt, 5 new pairs of underwear and 5 new pairs of socks per semester. They may select one coat and one jacket per school year.
Who staffs the Clothes Closet?
Each Clothes Closet shift is staffed by a RRISD District Council PTA rep, who serves as the shift leader and by volunteers from each local elementary, middle and high school PTA. The volunteer can be the school's Clothes Closet rep or any PTA volunteer or committee member designated by the Clothes Closet rep or PTA. You can sign up to help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What days do we volunteer at the Clothes Closet?
You can sign up for available shifts here. During the 2 hour shift, volunteers unpack, sort and hang donated clothing as well as assist the shift leader behind the counter if necessary in the distribution of socks and underwear and bagging of clothes. What a great way to help out our students and families!!!