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Police conduct clothes drive for school district's Clothes Closet

The Beaverton Police Department is conducting a clothes drive to assist the Clothes Closet run by the Beaverton School District.

The Clothes Closet is available for Beaverton students in grades K-12 from families with limited income. These students are allowed to visit the closet two times during the school year to select free clothing.

During the last school year, the Clothes Closet served 2,058 Beaverton students.

“We are asking for new or gently used youth-appropriate clothing,” said Officer Mike Rowe, Beaverton police spokesman. “Warm jackets, sweatshirts, jeans, shirts and mittens are always needed.”

There is also a high demand for new socks and undergarments. The police department placed a collection bin Tuesday in the first-floor lobby of Beaverton City Hall, 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive. The collection bin will be in the lobby until Thursday, Sept. 12. Items will then be delivered to the Clothes Closet.

“The Beaverton Police Department thanks you for any help you can provide for these Beaverton youth,” Rowe said. “It is important for youth to feel good about themselves, and clean clothing is an important part of that.”

Those who do not have clothing to donate can make a financial contribution directly to the Clothes Closet.

Make checks payable to the Clothes Closet and mail to 16550 S.W. Merlo Road, Beaverton 97006.

Those interested in volunteering with the Clothes Closet should contact Johanna Shrout, Beaverton School District volunteer services, at 503-591-4443 for further information.



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