We provide clothing to impoverished and homeless schoolchildren in Wake County with dignity and love. Note in the Pocket believes that it is unacceptable that children are limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school.
When one of our school or social service agency referral partners identifies a student living in poverty, they send us a request for the sizes and type of clothing needed, as well as any needs of members of the child’s immediate family. Each student receives two weeks' worth of outfits in their specific sizes. This includes new socks and underwear, shoes, a variety of tops and bottoms to mix, match, and layer, and any outerwear appropriate to the season. The clothing is delivered to the school or agency that made the request.
Our model for getting the clothes to the children strives to remove some of the stigma that goes along with needing help. The families do not have to repeat their story one more time. They do not have to go to a location to pick through the leftovers of donated clothing. A child does not need to wear the same pair of pants over and over again. We deliver a wardrobe that has been lovingly selected for that individual by one of our volunteers. By providing stylish, good quality clothing items that they can be proud to wear, we empower children to succeed in the academic environment.
Who We Help
We provide clothing to students identified by various schools and social service agencies in Wake County. Note in the Pocket works with Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) social workers and case managers from 12 other agencies, including Family Promise of Wake County (formerly Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network), The Salvation Army, The Carying Place, and Communities in Schools, that serve the homeless and impoverished.