Three years into helping local families in need, the Mamaroneck High School kids behind the Clothes Closet handled distributing clothes last weekend like seasoned pros.
Held on Saturday at the CAP Center in Mamaroneck, the Clothes Closet organizers, who spent the month of April collecting gently used clothes, outfitted more than 300 locals – a feat in itself. Between 14,000 and 15,000 items were donated.
But the teens took the endeavor one step further, turning the building that usually houses the local Food Pantry into an inviting and vibrant place where recipients could feel good about choosing the best fits for themselves. Kids kept busy with board games. Volunteers helped individuals find what they needed.
Clothes that weren’t taken on Saturday will find their way to good homes, too. They are now in the trusted care of Darlene Green, a Mamaroneck resident who daily leaves clothes on a table outside of her Howard Street home for people who need them.
— photos by Bryce Loebel