The Children's ClosetShare
The mission of the Children's Closet:
To reach out to disadvantaged children in our community with God's spirit of love, help and hope by providing clothing to children in the Fort Worth Independent School District.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me. --Matthew 25:35-36
Generously supported by the church, monetary donations to The Children's Closet help buy uniforms, now a FWISD requirement, and also play clothes, shoes, and other necessary clothing items. This outreach ministry responds year-round to requests from school counselors to help children in emergency situatios or those whose families cannot afford to buy clothes.
Back to School Bag-it Night
In response to specific requests by FWISD counselors, identified children receive new school uniforms each September and as needed throughout the year. On Bag-It Night, UCC gathers to fill each child's bag of clothes. The counselors pick up their request, along with a gift basket of needed classroom items they often have to purchase with their own money. Each year, approximately 2200 uniforms are distributed to thirty-two different schools.
Service Opportunites: You can make a difference!
Getting involved is easy and fun. The Children's Closet is open Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- clip labels, sort clothes and stock shelves
- prepare orders for counselor pick-up
- work on the Back-to-School Bag-It Committee
- Give to the children's closet in honor of someone you love
For more information about the Children's Closet, call (817) 927-0868