Kids Closet is a program of the Education Foundation designed to assist destitute Osceola County School District students in obtaining new clothing for school. Currently, there are over 1,400 homeless children living in cars or motels, and 72% who qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program.
Since Osceola County has a district wide uniform policy, students are not allowed to attend school if they are out of dress code. Luckily, our School District Guidance Counselors and teachers work together to identify these high need students so that they do not have to miss any school. School Staff members fill out a request form to obtain uniform shirts, pants, shorts, socks, underwear, jackets, sweatshirts and personal hygiene products. Many times, teachers or guidance counselors realize a need for the entire family including appropriate work attire for mom and dad or even play clothes for younger siblings.
If you are the parent of a child in need, please contact the Guidance Counselor at your student’s school to assist you.
Click the link below to see a recent video featured on local TV station WKMG highlighting The Kids Closet: