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Cambridge Closet to provide clothing and toiletries to students

On Friday, Nov. 11, the district held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Cambridge Closet.

The closet is equipped with lightly-used or new clothing, sneakers, boots, winter gear, etc. along with backpacks, hygiene kits and more for those who find themselves in need. The closet is available daily for teachers and staff to access should a student need arise during the school day.

The closet was a culmination of hard work by Brooklynn Lee-Candee, K-12 social worker, and Aydin O’Hearn, 10-12 counselor and K-12 counseling department chairperson. The closet designates a space where students could access items they need. The closet is located in room 19 (near the health office).

The closet has already received donations from several individuals and organizations. The district would like to thank everyone who donated to ensure the closet was fully-stocked for its opening, including:

  • Ben Osborn Fund: Hygiene bags
  • Bloomingdeals: Clothing/bags/hangers provided monthly
  • Cocozzo Family Dentistry: Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Hill & Markes: Backpacks
  • Ian’s Reach: Clothing
  • Nemer Ford in collaboration with Tri-County Way: 15 backpacks with school supplies
  • Stewart’s: Donation of $700 that was used to purchase clothes, shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • TCT: 100 backpacks stocked school supplies

If your students are in need of items from the closet, please reach out to Brooklynn or Aydin by emailing cambridgecloset@cambridgecsd.org or calling 518-677-8527 ext. 1422.

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