During the summer of 2015, the GLCCB charged a group of young people with developing an initiative that would benefit the area’s underserved population. In the year since its inception, the Shawnna Alexander Helping Hands Clothing Closet has continued to grow and serve the community.

The Clothing Closet is open on the fourth Monday of each month. On Monday, August 28th from 1 to 5 pm, the Clothing Closet will host a special Back to School day, to provide free clothing, hygiene items, and school supplies. The Clothing Closet is housed at the GLCCB (2530 North Charles Street, 3rd floor) in Baltimore.

“The reason we do the Clothing Closet is to support our less fortunate family members in the community with the things they need for everyday life,” says Kevin Holt, former peer navigator at the GLCCB. “Volunteers, donations, and the support of the community are essential to making this happen every month.”

Donations of new, unopened personal hygiene items and school supplies can be dropped off anytime at the GLCCB. These items are especially needed: toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash; shampoo and conditioner; combs and brushes; hair cream / moisturizer; tampons and pads; razors and shaving cream; deodorant; scented body spray; lotion; bar soap; body wash; wet wipes / baby wipes; tissues; and hand sanitizer.

The Clothing Closet is currently full to the brim with loving donations – so no more clothing donations just now.

For more info visit Bit.ly/2vyoHZO or call 410-777-8145.