A new QHS clothes closet is under development | Popgen Tech


QUINCY (WGEM) – Quincy high school students in need will soon have a new place to access what they need they might not otherwise be able to get.

The high school said it wants to launch its new Blue Devil locker next month.

Assistant Principal Chris Klingele said about five years ago, they built closets for school and hygiene supplies and wanted to add a clothes closet, but couldn’t because of a lack of space.

She said now that the space is available, they are moving forward with that plan.

“I’m not sure yet what it’s going to look like or how we’re going to advertise it, but once we do, everyone here at QHS will know about it through our announcements and through our newsletter,” Klingele said.

She said it would be open to anyone who wanted to use it.

She said they are now continuing to collect donations. Sweatpants, sweatshirts and tennis shoes are in demand, but all new or lightly used clothing is welcome.

Special Education Coordinator Secretary Shari Mangold said the closet will be popular with students who need clothing, especially as temperatures continue to drop.

“I think we have a lot of students who don’t have winter coats or shoes, or they have holes in their shoes, and they’re proud, they don’t want to come in and ask,” Mangold said.

Mangold said students will also gain work experience as they organize and manage a closet as part of the Secondary Transition Experience program.

Klingele said if you want to make a donation, you can bring new or gently used clothing in a box or plastic bag to Quincy High School. She asks you to wash your clothes before donating them.

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