Testimonials

FROM OUR PARTNERS:

“Our Closet, through versatile and compassionate pop-up shops, offers individuals and families in our neighborhoods clothing, free of charge, to help meet their clothing needs. Most importantly, people are treated with the utmost respect and the clothes are clean, neat, and of the highest quality. We at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia appreciate our partnership with Our Closet, the tremendous service it provides and the need it meets in our community.” – Nathan V. Luce, Business Operations Coordinator, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

“Our Closet has been such a blessing to so many of our clients. I know they really appreciate the packages when they truly are struggling. We look forward to a long and happy relationship with Our Closet. Organizations like yours are a huge part of our clients’ reentry successes. Thank you again for doing what you do!” – Bruce McClure, Supervisor, Adult Probation, Parole & Pretrial Services, Chester County, regarding Our Closet’s Reentry Initiative

“Our staff and families would like to thank Our Closet for the donated clothing received at the Red Cross House, the pop-up clothing closets, and emergency response program which allows multiple opportunities for families experiencing a disaster to meet their most immediate need. With the partnership of Our Closet, we are better able to deliver our mission in servicing the community. We cannot thank you enough for the important role you play!” – Laura Lim, Disaster Case Manager, Red Cross House

“We’re excited that the West Philadelphia Our Closet pop-ups are held at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. The mission of Our Closet fits well into our goal of unconditional hospitality; welcoming and affirming all who visit our space. We look forward to many more Wednesdays together.”  – Lynn Buggage, Canon for Administration, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

FROM OUR VOLUNTEERS:

“It was so great to volunteer with your organization, it was super organized and your giving, warm spirit did not go unnoticed. The level of respect for your clients shone through. Keep doing what you are doing.”  – Jane J.

“I’ve been volunteering for Our Closet for a long time because I enjoy helping, getting out and giving back. It brings me joy. Our Closet is a good organization, and I love the story of how the founder started out of her car and they have grown so much since then. There are so many people in need. Helping them through Our Closet is close to my heart.”  – Lina A. 

“I’ve wanted to volunteer for Our Closet for months and months and I finally was able to do so this past week, and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Not only did I have a wonderful time, but I connected with so many of the shoppers and felt their true happiness at being able to take advantage of such an amazing program. I can’t wait to volunteer again.” – Jennifer P.

FROM OUR SHOPPERS:

“Our Closet pop-up shops are a wonderful morale booster and give me reassurance that when I go to reenter the workforce I will have the appropriate clothing. I want to thank Our Closet for providing a great service.”  – Antonia

“Good quality clothes, friendly people, respectful environment, wonderful experience.” – Theresa

“I met my love here! It’s good for me to get out and have company because I’m retired. It’s very convenient too. And we have fun while shopping. I always try to give clothing items that I find here to people in need who are homebound and can’t make it.” – Herman

“I like that you all cater to the community in a positive way and help people who can’t help themselves. I started coming here after I had a fire, and then I spread the word to others in the community. People would ask me ‘what are you wearing?’ and I’d send them to the next pop-up! Our Closet helps families and it’s a nice, safe space.”  – LarNiece

ABOUT OUR EMERGENCY COVID-19 RESPONSE:

“I wanted to thank you for all the clothing that I received. What a wonderful provision this has been. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and generosity toward me. I am positive that your organization will continue to be a blessing for the community.” – Haryono

“Thank you all so much for the incredible work you’ve done ensuring deliveries can take place during the pandemic… it has made such an incredible impact on our clients. We really appreciate it.” – Kerry Coughlin, HIAS PA

“One of my clients is ecstatic about her new winter coat from Our Closet. It fits perfectly and she needed it desperately. She said, ‘I am so grateful. Thank you again and again and again.'” – Sue Duberstein, JFCS Social Worker

“New Creation has 10 persons who need help being in recovery. They suffer a lot. Usually they come to recovery without clothing. Your donations made them very happy because they need clothing and coats, and they can prepare for the winter time. You made them smile and develop hope, increase self-esteem and resilience. Thanks from my guys.” – Maria, New Creation Rehab Center

“I wanted to thank you so much for all that you do! I work with a lot of patients in need of clothing, and your organization is a blessing–especially during COVID times.” – Nikki Apana, Delaware Valley Community Health Centers

“Thank you so much for delivering the clothes. We are truly appreciative of your organization’s efforts. I will make sure to reach out to you for any of our patients that need help with clothing in the future.”         – Ruwaydah Sideek, National Health Corps Philadelphia, Fairmount Primary Care Center 

UPDATE: We are currently planning two pop-up shops for the month of September. Check back here and on our social media channels (@ourclosetpa) for dates. We will post them as soon as they are scheduled. All in need are welcome to shop at our pop-up shops, and, as always, shopping will be first-come, first-serve with limits on the amount of people who can shop at one time. Due to rising COVID-19 rates and the prevalence of the Delta variant, we recommend all shoppers get vaccinated, and all will be required to wear a mask over the mouth and nose and observe all safety instructions.

If you or a client of yours is in urgent need of clothing, we have an emergency clothing program for which you or the client may qualify. Please contact us at JFCS' Care Navigation line, 866-532-7669, if you are seeking emergency services, and you will be sent a form to fill out. Please remember this program is for emergencies only.