Frazer Clothing Closet Provides Options for Students, Families in Need

     Published on 7/20/17   Tagged under:    District News    Frazer K-8 School   

Frazer students help sort clothing for the school's Clothing Closet.Frazer students now have the opportunity to pick out new clothes at school, thanks to a Clothing Closet. Third grade teacher Jen Medina said that students’ comfort is a big contributor to learning, so providing clothing and other basic necessities can help improve students’ school performance.
 
“Families can get clothing as needed throughout the year with no questions asked,” Ms. Medina explained. “The idea of having this at the school makes it so much more accessible for our families who might not have transportation to other outreach centers. We are now able to bring these things directly to those who need it.”
 
Last school year, Ms. Medina noticed that many neighborhoods in Camillus were having yard sales. So she placed a request on Facebook: if you have leftover children’s clothing after your yard sale, leave it in a drop box at my house. An abundance of donations followed.
Frazer students help sort clothing for the school's Clothing Closet.

 
Frazer students helped sort and fold the clothes so they are ready for distribution. Available initially at the school’s back-to-school open house, the Clothing Closet will be accessible for students throughout the entire school year. Clothing available includes boys and girls sizes 4-16, winter coats and boots, sneakers and shoes and more.
 
Ms. Medina said the school will also offer a Food Pantry this year, to help provide families with additional food over long weekends and school breaks.
 
Supplies for the Clothing Closet (including hangers, bins and clothing racks), as well as gently used clothing and new socks and underwear, are always needed. Food items including snacks and easy to prepare meals – as well as food storage and backpacks for food transport – are also in demand. Donations to the Clothing Closet or Food Pantry can be dropped off in the main office at Frazer (741 Park Ave.); or you may contact Jen Medina with questions (JMedina2@scsd.us).