The COPE Clothing Closet, managed by Aimee Myers (teacher education) begins a clothing drive today running through Tuesday, Oct. 12. Donations can be dropped off in front of office 112 in Stoddard Hall.
The closet is open to any student within the College of Professional Education who needs access to professional attire. Specific needs are:
- Plus-size women’s clothing
- Blazers for men and women
- Professional shoes
Donations should be stain-free and on a hanger, and are not limited to the specific listed needs.
“I am humbled by the generosity of our faculty and staff in making donations,” Myers said. “I am also so grateful for the TWU-ATPE (Association of Texas Professional Educators) students who volunteer their time to haul clothes over to Woodcock Hall and help sort and organize the closet.”
To date, the COPE Clothing Closet has had 41 appointments and more than 20 walk-ins. Students have said the clothing closet provided apparel that would have been otherwise financially unattainable and has reduced the stress of building a wardrobe as a new teacher.
One student unable to purchase maternity clothes was able to continue pursuing her professional goals while pregnant because of the COPE Clothing Closet.
Another had lost her job due to COVID-19 and only had one pair of professional pants for student teaching. The clothing closet provided her with five pairs of pants, which she said boosted her confidence.
For questions, contact Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.