Teen and Kid Closet is all about dignity for an often overlooked population, children in need. The idea is simple. We give new or gently used clothing to children who need it. Our focus is youth in foster care or in poverty.
TKC is a brick and mortar shop in Spokane, serving all of eastern WA and North ID. Every shopper, from babies to young adults are welcome to our free shop. Each child has to be referred by someone of authority: social worker, school counselor, etc.
Most of the youth we serve have no other access to nice clothes. Many times they carry a few possessions around in a trash bag. And sometimes they don't even have that.
By partnering with community members to get clothing donations - and staffing all positions with volunteers - we leverage resources in a huge way. Together, we are helping our children and youth understand how much our community cares and believes in them.