Aaronsburg Community Closet
The Aaronsburg Community Closet is a second hand shop that operates on donations and re-sells the items at affordable prices to members of the community. The proceeds benefit the Aaronsburg Family Service Center. The store is located at 337 E Aaron Square Aaronsburg, PA 16820. The Aaronsburg Community Closet can be reached at 814-349-5850;or by email at [email protected].
Houtzdale Community Closet
Located in the old Woodward School Building at 40 Terrace Drive in Houtzdale, the Community Closet is a second-hand store open to the public that is a great place for anyone to shop. You can visit the Community Closet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Don’t forget that community thrift stores operate on the donations of clothing and other items they receive, so while you’re cleaning out your closet remember to bag up your old stuff and drop it off at your local second-hand shop. All proceeds from the Community Closet benefit the congregate meal program at the Houtzdale Senior Center. Houtzdale can be reached at 814-378-5120;or by e-mail at [email protected]. The store is located at 42 Terrace Drive, Apt 3, Houtzdale, PA 16651.
Through this program, you may qualify for clothing that will enable you to start a new job, go on interviews, clothes for schooling, or other work related function. CPCA provides professional, business casual, and job specific clothing, at no cost to the consumer, for those that qualify. Examples include an interview suit, hospital scrubs, steel-toe boots , business casual attire, etc. We have two locations that serve Centre and Clearfield counties. All referrals for this program must be approved by local County Assistance offices.
We are currently accepting donations for new/like-new or gently used professional wear such as polo shirts, dress shirts, khakis, dress slacks, steal toed boots, dress shoes, nursing scrubs, ties, new socks/underwear and grooming/hygiene kits. Contact Samantha Palmer, 765-1551 ext. 1112 for Clearfield County and Bonnie Boop, 342-0404 for Centre County.
Prom Closet – Clearfield County
Prom Closet – Clearfield County
The mission of the program is to assist area high school students obtain prom attire. Purchasing a prom gown or renting a tuxedo can be very expensive, and families who are already living on a limited income often can’t afford these additional costs. That’s where “The Prom Closet” comes in. Beginning in March, rooms at 214 E. Cherry Street, Clearfield, are transformed into a beautiful boutique where girls can come in to find that perfect dress. We collect, clean and distribute gowns to lend a helping hand for girls attending their prom. The Prom Closet requests gowns, jewelry, shoes, purses and any other prom related items from members of the community. New items are also purchased through fundraising events and cash donations. We request a donation be given with each dress to continue the efforts of providing this service to the community.
The Prom Closet also assists young men attending the prom. Through fund raising efforts and donations, vouchers to receive $50 off a tuxedo rental will be given to young men that would not have been able to afford the cost of a tuxedo rental. This voucher will not cover the entire cost of the rental but The Prom Closet is hoping that it will at least assist parents facing financial difficulties. There is a limited number of vouchers and will be given on a first come first serve basis. We request a small donation of $10 upon receipt of a voucher.
We have great community partners in Chubby’s Cleaners, and Action Graphics of Clearfield and Tie the Knot of Curwensville. They have made this program a great success this year.
All area students planning to attend their high school prom in need of this service should visit the Prom Closet on one of the operating days or contact CPCA by telephone at (814) 765-1551 or (800) 822-2610. The Prom Closet will be offered on a first come first served basis. Appointments are encouraged and may be scheduled by calling CPCA.
Winter Coat Project – Clearfield County
CPCA is seeking donations as well as clean, gently used winter coats for all age groups. There is a greater need for children’s coats sizes 12 months through teen boys and girls. Also, needed are men’s and women’s size large, extra large, 1X, 2X and 3X. Gloves, hats, scarves and boots are also accepted. Coats are available now to anyone in need. Please contact CPCA at 814-765-1551 or 1-800-822-2610 to make an appointment or donation for the program.