Imagine what it feels like to only have a pair of worn out pants, shoes with holes in them, a shirt and maybe a coat as the only clothes in your possession.
360 Youth Services provides housing for 60-70 homeless youth annually. Many of the young adults that come in to the program with only the clothes on their back can tell us what this feels like. 360 Youth Services has come up with a way to help our youth shop for new clothes that fit their tastes, help them fit into society, and dissolve the barriers to being a homeless youth.
MY CLOSET is a clothing resource that was created by 360 Youth Services Residential Program Director, Debbie Carr. With the help of Eagle Scout Riley Hoyt and his crew, the basement at the administrative offices of 360 Youth Services, located at 1305 West Oswego Road in Naperville, has been transformed.
“We want all the young adults in our housing programs to fit in with the kids who attend the schools in our area. We are seeking donations of new clothing, shoes, and accessories of all kinds, so these young adults in need of clothing can go to ‘MY CLOSET’, (in effect, their closet),” Carr said.
MY CLOSET will also carry clothing suitable for job interviews and special occasions, like high school graduations.
360 Youth Services is seeking donations such as clothing, shoes and accessories for MY CLOSET. The items need to be in new or excellent condition, and can be dropped off at the administrative office of 360 Youth Services, located at 1305 West Oswego Road in Naperville, any Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information about MY CLOSET, contact 360 Youth Services at (630) 717-9408, Ext. 111
Information provided by 360 Youth Services.