Who We Are
The MISD Clothes Closet, founded in 2000, provides clothing and school supplies free of charge to Mansfield ISD students. Over 1300 families were served last year due to your help. Without your assistance, the Council would not be able to serve as many families as we do each year since the program has been in existence.
In addition, the Clothes Closet partners with The World Wear Project. Their mission is to keep textiles and other recyclable items out of landfills as well as provide local and international communities with jobs and affordable clothing. Items that cannot be used by the MISD Clothes Closet are donated to WWP which pays a per pound price back to The Closet. This money is used to purchase socks and underwear.
Hours | Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed on school holidays)
Location | 1016 Magnolia Street, Suite D Building #600, Mansfield, TX 76063
Directions to Clothes Closet (portable building in parking lot next to Nash Elementary & R.L. Anderson Stadium)
How does it work?
To gain access, parents must obtain a voucher for each child from their school nurse or counselor.
A clothing voucher provides a student with:
- Five outfits
- Five new pairs of underwear and socks, twice a year
- The opportunity to return and shop every three months
A school supply voucher provides a student with a one-time visit for supplies and backpacks.
How can I donate?
Each month, we provide a list of items on our Monthly Wish List that are needed to stock the closet. We accept donations of:
- Gently used "school appropriate" clothing (4T-adult)
- Coats (4T-adult)
- Footwear (4T-adult)
- New socks and underwear
- School supplies
Campus Clothing Drives - We greatly appreciate campuses conducting their own clothing drives. Please view our monthly wish list for our most needed items. You can also review our How You Can Help? handout for different ideas on how you or your organization can help the Clothes Closet.
PTA Clothes Closet Contest - Help the Clothes Closet keep our stock full by participating in our annual MISD Clothes Closet Contest. View 2018-19 contest rules and prizes.
How can I volunteer?
The Closet is partially staffed by local PTAs, but independent volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Do you or someone you know need volunteer hours? We have several evening shifts available for organizing and switching out seasonal clothing. Please contact Desiree Thomas at 817-692-5181 for complete information.