Proximity Matters

by Jill Aschkenasy Proximity matters. What do I mean by that? I mean that in order to know someone you have to be physically close to them. You need to share space and spend time together to really connect. I didn’t realize how true this was until I saw it manifest in Our Closet. Every...
Read More

The Our Closet Volunteer Experience

by Melanie London There are so many facets to the mission of Our Closet, but one that sometimes gets lost in the big picture of providing clothing with dignity and pride is that Our Closet is almost totally (besides just two full-time staff members and three part-timers) a volunteer-driven organization. There is no way we...
Read More

Origin Story

by Jill Aschkenasy I have always been a fan of new beginnings, and I am definitely feeling that way as we usher in Fall. That’s not to say I always welcome moving on, but it is more that I look forward to improving and creating the “2.0” version of the status quo. Finding that sweet...
Read More