Palatine Assisting Through Hope (PATH) Community Closet

  • D15 Community Closet

    Palatine Assisting Through Hope (PATH) and the Northwest Suburban Council (NWSC) of PTA/PTSA are partnering with District 15 to provide all D15 students and their families with opportunities to be properly clothed no matter the season through the Community Closet.

    The PATH Community Clothing Closet operates like a thrift store, with clothes available in sizes from infant through adult. However, all of the clothes at the PATH Community Clothing Closet are free to District 15 families in need of assistance. 

    Districts 15 families in need of free, gently used clothing can now be signed up by a teacher, social worker, or any certified staff member for an appointment to shop the PATH Community Clothing Closet. Families can visit twice a year, but can only receive winter coats and new socks and underwear on one visit. (New socks and underwear are only available for children.)

    The PATH Community Clothing Closet is open one evening each month at the Community Resource Center, 1585 N. Rand Road, Palatine.  

    For more information, contact any District 15 school or social worker, or contact your school’s PTA Health and Safety chair.

    Donations and Volunteers Needed!

    Donations to the PATH Community Clothing Closet can be dropped off in donation boxes located in the main entrances at all District 15 schools. Receipt forms are available at each donation location. In addition to gently used clothing, donations of new pairs of socks and underwear in all sizes and styles are always needed, especially in the late fall and winter months when more families are accessing it. 

    Additionally, the PATH Community Clothing Closet is always in need of volunteers to sort clothes and/or operate the closet when it is open. This is a great opportunity for junior high, high school, and college students to earn community service hours. Adults are welcome too! 

    For more information on donating and volunteering, contact info@path-palatine.org or visit PATH’s website, www.path-palatine.org, and click “Be A Volunteer,” or sign up at https://signup.com/group/257193058044?utm_source=group-badge-volunteer-green

    For more information, contact any District 15 school or your school’s PTA Health and Safety chair.