Class: 2014 Winter Accelerator
Catie's Closet is a non-profit organization that provides clothing and basic necessities to students who are homeless or severely financially challenged. There are 44,000 homeless students enrolled in Massachusetts public schools who need assistance in relieving the burdens of poverty so that they can focus on their education. Nationwide we have 1,168,354 children in need. Catie's Closet provides an immediate solution to their needs by locating a "closet" in each school where students have an on-site place to get what they need. New and gently used clothing is collected and delivered to schools through our central distribution center. Focused on the Merrimack Valley, Catie's Closet is currently servicing 12 schools in Lowell MA and 3 in Hudson NH.