Volunteers from the Frisco Independent School District started a student clothes closet because when students are appropriately dressed, they focus more on learning than on self-esteem.
Run by the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs, Frisco Threads accepts donations one day a week and has shopping days on different days each week.
District Manager Mike Waldrip featured the organization in a video segment, “What’s Up, Waldrip,” which appeared in the December 20th online newsletter.
“The mission of the Frisco ISD is to know the names and needs of every student. Often times, it takes more than schools, teachers and administrators to accomplish that mission,” Waldrip said in the video. says.
Terri Palmer, president of the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs, said the Frisco ISD’s clothing for disadvantaged students fills a much-needed gap.
“There are several other organizations in Frisco that provide food and hygiene products, but there was a gap in student clothing,” says Palmer. “We want our district students to feel comfortable, stay on top of their peers, and have the best environment for learning.”
Frisco Threads accepts donations at 7159 Hickory Street Mondays from 9am to noon. Shopping days are held on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and once a month the organization stays open late.
About 18 to 20 families shop there every week, said Tara Childers, president of Frisco Threads.
“We hope we can provide families with a little peace of mind and put a smile on their children’s faces,” Childers said. “And we appreciate all the community support we’ve received. .”
We accept clothing donations from child size 3T to adult size 3X.
“We want to help provide them with clothes so they can feel confident about themselves,” Childers said. You don’t have to worry about what you’re wearing.”
For more information on Frisco Threads, please visit their website.