Students in our schools are struggling now more than ever from problems caused by situational poverty. These problems affecting our students range from living in unstable environments, homelessness, and access to resources. The Giving Closet Project aims to address some of the most basic problems that our students and schools face through simple, effective solutions.
While investigating school lost and found procedures, The Giving Closet Project learned that unclaimed lost and found items are often either thrown away or donated to a thrift store to be resold. It quickly became clear that with a little support, schools could not only transform their lost and founds, but also recycle unclaimed items back into their school community. The GCP is the help schools need to launder clothes, identify students in need, and donate items to those students.