Our Knight’s Closet Needs Your Help!

posted Oct 21, 2019, 4:45 AM by Jorge Goncalves


The NAMS Knights’ Closet is a new program designed to help meet the basic needs of our students. We aim to create a “mini store” that our students in need can access and “shop” for up to date and in style clothes which fit properly and are seasonally appropriate. Students will be able to discreetly access the Knights’ Closet when referred to guidance or nursing by teachers and other staff members.

Our goal is that by meeting some of our students’ basic needs, they can feel good about themselves and confidently get on with the business of focusing on their job of getting  a good education.

Our Knight’s Closet Needs Your Help!

We will be accepting donations in the main front lobby of NAMS on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 and Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. on both days. 

Items the Knights’ Closet will be accepting:

Fall / Winter middle school sized clothes (jeans, sweats, leggings, sweatshirts, long sleeved shirts, sweaters , jackets, sneakers, boots, etc) that are new, like new, or in excellent condition - no stains or tears, please. The goal is to share with our students things that make them feel and look good. A general guideline is if your own student wouldn’t happily wear it, the Knights’ Closet probably won’t use it. 

We will also be accepting:

NEW boys and girls underwear 

NEW boys and girls socks

NEW black leggings 

Additional needed items include: 

Sturdy plastic hangers -no wire hangers, please  

Large new storage bins with lids ( Rubbermaid, Sterlite, etc) 

The Knights’ Closet will also be accepting monetary donations so that needed items may be purchased as the year goes on. Please make checks payable to North Andover Middle School. 

The Knights’ Closet would like to have 2-3 parent volunteers per shift to accept and organize the donations. As the Knights’ Closet grows and expands, there may be more volunteer opportunities. 

We are very excited to get this project up and running and appreciate all the support that has been offered around it. 

Are you interested in volunteering? Please contact Debbi Raffalli  (Raffallid@northandoverpublicschools.com) or Kathleen Pease (Peasek@northandoverpublicschools.com) directly.

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