Teen Closet Spokane

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I had me a little chat with Robyn Nance from KXLY this morning. It was brief but the gist of the conversation was that there is a tremendous need for awareness for this wonderful organization called Teen Closet.

It was started in Spokane a little over four years ago and there still is a lot of need for 1. Clothes and 2. Awareness. So of course I stepped in to help with what I can do best. I am here to give you the skinny on what they are all about. I am just going to post an copy of their “About Us” page on their website to keep this short enough to read in a few minutes. Please go to their website to find out the whole scoop on this fantastic group of folks that donate so much of their time for a great cause.

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Here is the page from their website….

Teen Closet Mission Statement:
“Helping boost the self esteem of teenagers in foster care, by providing fashionable clothing and accessories of their choice.”
Teen Closet Motto:
“At Teen Closet it’s their clothes, their style, their life, their choice.”
We are a group of community leaders, foster parents and Spokane area teenager who care about foster kids and kids in need. The idea for Teen Closet was born from a similar organization in Florida called Taylor’s Closet.

Linda Rogers, Foster Parent Association President and KXLY4’s Robyn Nance saw the television story about Taylor’s Closet, and while meeting over coffee about other foster care topics, started talking about Spokane’s need for its own “Closet”. From that conversation over coffee the ball started rolling, and it hasn’t stopped. Some fantastic, energetic and caring people agreed to join our board.

TJ and Terry Tombari saw the need for Teen Closet and invited us to use their property to start out. KXLY4’s Extreme Team turned an office building into a beautiful, trendy boutique for the wonderful kids who’ll come visit it and we’re sad to leave that wonderful space but excited to have room to grow at our new home in Spokane Valley.

When children come into foster care, they are taken away from their homes, their families, the only life they know. Many times this happens with no notice. They may be allowed only the clothes or PJ’s their wearing at the time.. sometimes not even that.

Teen Closet is here to help teenaged boys and girls by providing them with some great clothes and products. We want to give them something to be happy about and make life a little easier for them.

Teen Closet Co Directors:

  • Robyn Nance
  • Linda Rogers
Board Members:
  • Kristin Ankerbrand
  • Teri Hilfiker
  • Aaron Love
  • Stacy Pincock
  • Tom Townsend
Did you know?

Monte Tareski