“In the Wake County Public School System 3,465 students were considered homeless during the 2016-17 school year.”
The previous year 2,940 students were considered homeless . That’s more than twice as large as any single-year increase since 2009, and it is only getting worse.
Social service agencies and charitable organizations in Wake County work their hardest to make sure these children have what they need to succeed in school and in life. But they can’t do everything. And neither can we.
What we can do is make sure that the wealth of locally donated clothing goes to the children and families in our community who need it most. These are our children.
What We Do
Note in the Pocket serves as a clothing resource to the many agencies and organizations already working to help feed, house, and educate some of the most vulnerable in our community. Our program provides basic day-to-day clothing needs. When a community social service agency identifies a child 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, and we put together a week’s worth of clothing. The clothing is delivered to the agency that made the request on the child’s behalf. The agency then makes arrangements to get the clothing to the family.
“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 tell their story over and over and ask for yet one more thing. “
Families 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 students to succeed in the academic environment.
Our Referral Partners
Note in the Pocket is proud to partner with the following organizations:
- Communities in Schools of Wake County
- The Carying Place
- Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County
- A Doorway to Hope
- Family Promise of Wake County
- Families Together
- First In Families of Wake County
- NC Healing Transitions
- Raleigh Rescue Mission
- Salvation Army Wake/Project CATCH
- StepUp Ministries
- Passage Home
- Wake County Public School System
Referral Partner Resources
Please note that the following buttons are for our current referral partner organizations. We are unable to partner with any new organizations at this time. For questions, please email us at Referrals@noteinthepocket.org.