When students have proper clothing they can focus more on learning and less on self-esteem, which is the reason volunteers in the Frisco Independent School District started a student clothes closet.
Frisco Threads, operated by the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs, accepts donations one day per week and has a shopping day on another day each week.
“In Frisco ISD our mission is to know every student by name and need. That often takes more than schools, teachers and administrators to accomplish that mission,” Waldrip said in the video.
Terri Palmer, Frisco ISD Council of PTAs president, said clothing for financially disadvantaged students in Frisco ISD fills in a much-needed gap.
“Frisco has a few other organizations that provides food and hygiene products but there was a gap in clothing for our students,” Palmer said. “We want our students in the district to feel comfortable and in line with everybody else, so they have the best environment for learning.”
Frisco Threads is open for donations from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays at 7159 Hickory Street. Shopping days are held on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and one Thursday a month the organization is open later.
Tara Childers, Frisco Threads chairperson, said each week about 18 to 20 families get clothes there.
“We hope that we can just provide a little relief for the families and put a smile on some kids faces,” Childers said. “And we just appreciate all the community support that we’ve received.”
Clothing donations from children sizes 3T through adult size 3X are accepted.
“We hope to help provide them with clothing so they can be confident in themselves,” Childers said. “They can focus on their learning and peer relationships and not be worried about what they’re wearing.”
More information about Frisco Threads can be found on its website.