Through generous donations from the community, we are able to provide this basic necessity to teens at our storefront in Boise. They come in looking for something new to wear and leave with so much more – a friendly, caring connection and a boost in confidence.
How does this work? Ada County teens in grades 6-12 hear about The Closet through their school counselors, juvenile corrections case managers, homeless shelters, other local agencies, or their own online search for help. They have the option to schedule a private, one-hour “shopping” spree with a personal stylist. Our stylists lead with empathy and compassion and provide guidance to the teens as they choose up to 12 high-quality items, including gently used clothing, brand new undergarments, socks, and toiletries.