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our mission

The FIT Closet and Clothing Exchange is USD383’s means of providing many of the necessary essentials (e.g., school supplies, shoes, clothing, coats, toiletries, hygiene products, laundry detergent) so children can attend class and integrate successfully.

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Who we serve

The FIT Closet primarily serves homeless students and their families, but has also opened its doors to assist other students and families in need. We serve families struggling with daily living expenses, migrant students and their families, students in Foster Care, and children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

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100% Community Supported

The College Avenue Methodist Church donates the building where the FIT Closet is located, and the facility is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. Hundreds of individuals, churches, and businesses in Manhattan and the surrounding area donate virtually all of the clothing and other essential supplies.