KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) – The Killeen Independent School District is working to keep students, and their families, dressed – and they need your help.
The school district’s closet should be fully stocked in time for the cold season.
KISD communications manager Taina Maya said nearly 500 Killeen families rely on the school district’s clothes closet.
“Our community needs us more than ever. I think we’ve certainly seen inflation reach an alarming point for families, and we know that children are growing up at rapid rates. Any parent can tell you that,” Maya said.
Maya said jeans, pants, new underwear and children’s coats topped the list of donations.
However, she said the change in weather and not the extra clothes weren’t a good mix.
“They go for those pants that maybe don’t fit or those shirts that don’t fit their arms. We want to make sure that we help these families think ahead and that they are proactive,” Maya said.
The Clothes Closet makes a difference in people’s lives, which is why the organizers are appealing to the community to help this cause.
“We want to make sure that when every family comes here, we have the items that will really make the kids smile. When you see kids getting new shoes, when you see them with that coat and they’re not freezing at the bus stop or walking to school, those are the basic needs. We all have this ability to help,” Maya said.
We can help by filling the wardrobe and alleviating worries.
You can help by dropping off donations at the Jackson Professional Learning Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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