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GPISD Clothing Closet to help students, families

Posted at 7:07 AM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 18:15:53-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The ongoing global pandemic has placed many families in a tight spot, financially, and for some parents, buying clothes for their children can be tough.

Gregory-Portland Independent School District staff with has opened its G-P Clothing Closet to give a helping hand to those in need.

“We don’t ask any questions, at all, so if you need something, please come in," said GPISD lead social worker Jessica Rombs. "You have items to donate? We’re accepting donations."

Items from shirts, pants, jackets, and more, are all free to students and their families.

District administration said having the G-P closet available will help students remain comfortable and confidant as they focus on their academic success, and COVID-19 challenges should not stand in the way.

“This pandemic, in particular, has put some of our families in hardship," said GPISD Superintendent Michelle Cavazos. "And this is our opportunity to give back, and for our community to give back and support those who may need additional support."

Rombs said with racks full of clothes, the G-P closet has seen 15 to 30 families stopping by.

People using the closet must wear a mask, and only four shoppers are allowed at a time.

Faculty members share how impressed on how much the closet has developed.

“So it’s great to see how it’s impacting the community," Rombs said. "It’s great to see the donors wanting to help people in the community so it’s just been exciting to see how much it has grown.”

If you would like to help donate to the G-P closet staff said it needs clothes for little boys, and hygiene products. For more information click here.