Can I Shop @ the FIT Closet? Can I Receive Free School Supplies?
There are two “keys” qualify:
Key #1. You must have a child attending school within the geographical boundaries of the Manhattan-Ogden school district (this includes Flint Hills Christian School, Manhattan Catholic School, and home-school families who live within the school district’s boundaries).
Key #2. Your family must qualify as either a "FIT family" (Family In Transition) or for the free/reduced lunch program.
If you have both of these “keys” - FIT Closet staff will ask you to show proof of this the first time you come to shop. This “proof” could be the email you received when you enrolled your student in school - if they qualify for free/reduced lunch - this email will indicate this fact. If you are unable to provide “proof”, you will need to go to the office at one of your children’s schools. Once there, ask staff for some sort of printed proof that your student is enrolled and that they qualify for free/reduced lunch. Bring that “printed proof” back with you to the FIT Closet and show it to the FIT Closet staff. You will then be asked to complete a FIT Closet Registration Form, which will be kept on file at the FIT Closet and you and your immediate family will then be qualified to shop at the FIT Closet for the remainder of the school year.
PLEASE NOTE: every family must re-register at the beginning of each school year.
If your student is home-educated, you will need to provide proof of income level (this can be in the form of last year’s tax return). FIT Closet staff has access to the free/reduced lunch guidelines and income levels required and can work with you to determine if your family qualifies to shop at the FIT Closet.