The FIT Closet and Clothing Exchange is the Manhattan-Ogden School District’s means of providing many of the necessary essentials (e.g., school supplies, clothing, shoes, coats, hygiene products, laundry detergent) so all USD 383 students (pre-K to seniors in high school) can attend class and integrate successfully.
Who we serve
The FIT Closet primarily serves students and their families who are currently experiencing homelessness. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Manhattan-Ogden community, we’ve also opened our doors to assist other students and families in need: migrant students and their families, students in foster care, families struggling with daily living expenses, Job Corps students concurrently enrolled in USD 383, and children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
College Avenue United Methodist Church donates the building where the FIT Closet is located. The facility is managed by one part-time, paid coordinator along with an amazing team of volunteers. Hundreds of individuals, churches, and businesses in the Manhattan area donate all of the clothing and other essential supplies.
Note: Aside from the coordinator’s stipend, we operate 100% on donations from our community (both monetary and in-kind).