We are people who LOVE helping others in need!
Claudia's Closet isn't about us. It is about those in need. We will choose a different charity each month to donate our proceeds to. So every single month, we are going to be able to help all kinds of people get on their feet or help with their illnesses. We are a 501c3 non-profit corporation with a board of trustees to help with decisions and weigh in on day-to-day operations. The foundations we choose to support each month are based on certain criteria then voted on by the board. If you have a charity or cause you’d like us to consider, let us know!! Here are our basic qualifications your organization must meet for consideration:
-The organization must be directly helping humankind. This means no animal shelters, environmental organizations etc. We love our pets and our earth, but if we take care of the people who adopt our pets and care for our environment, then the trickle down affect will win.
-The funds must be going to a legit 501c3 charity. We can’t help individual families or people directly because it would be too hard to decide who to support and who to turn away. And also because our legal by-laws only allow this.
- No large medical research and awareness foundations. These foundations are household names that have plenty of contributors and thankfully are able to do so much good! We’d like to help ones that aren’t as popular, but are equally important.
We need volunteers to help run this operation. The more help we have, the more help we can give. Contact us if you’d like to be a part of the volunteer team. You may have an eye for design or like to organize and sort or maybe you like to help plan events. We will need shift workers to run the store as well. Our only requirement for helping as cashier is that you enjoy people. We want every shopper that walks into Claudia’s Closet to feel welcome and comfortable. It’s a happy place to be! You may want to help once a week or once a year. It doesn’t matter to us, we’re happy to have you. Students can get community service hours for the A+ program as well.
We need your gently used donations. Without donations, we have no inventory. If you normally sell your used goods to a consignment store, please still do that first! We don’t want to take away any business from our neighbors. However, we’d love to take what they weren’t able to buy from you.
We are currently accepting:
-men, women, and children’s clothing
-jewelry and accessories
We are unable to accept dishes, major electronics or undergarments. We can help recommend places to donate these items however.
Our main goal is to use the sales of donated items instead of ever asking for money. But if you live out of the area and would still like to help, you can always make a tax-deductable cash donation. We have special community help events we dream of doing that will take extra cash to pull off. The less money we need to cover for daily operations means more money to donate to the causes.