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Community Closet

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Are you interested in donating?

The Community Closets needs your help! To keep the flow of products consistent for students at Pinkston and Thomas Jefferson, the DYC has started an Amazon Wishlist! You can now donate products from the comfort of your own home. Products will be delivered to Dallas City Hall and distributed where they are needed the most. To donate, click the bolded "Amazon Wishlist" text above or press on the picture below.


Some items we are looking for are as follows: 

  • Body wash

  • Shampoo and conditioner 

  • Hair brushes/ties

  • Hygiene wipes

  • Toothbrushes/paste

  •  Pads

  • Tampons 

  • Deodorant 

  • Lotion and hand sanitizer 


What is the Pinkston Community Closet?

The Community Closet is an initiative started by Commissioner Margarita Hernandez at L.G. Pinkston High School. The closet, located on the first floor by the entrance of the school, is filled with personal hygiene products that fellow commissioners help collect at the closet's donation drive. Donations were brought from all around District 6 - even the Dallas Police donated! These products are available to all students at Pinkston.

Margarita's inspiration came from within. She wanted to create this closet because she herself would forget important hygiene products at home, like pads. She says the following:


"The school would give us those really thin liners and expected them to last 8 hours! I knew I had to do something."


She also knew that not everyone at Pinkston could afford personal hygiene products; students would get bullied for "smelling bad" because they didn't have deodorant at home. Now that she has established the closet, those students could visit it at any time and grab anything they needed at no cost to them.

Commissioner Hernandez at the closet's Grand Opening & Commissioners working at the Donation Drive.

What is the Thomas Jefferson Community Closet?

The second Community Closet was started by Commissioner Chloe Hawkins at Thomas Jefferson High School. Inspired by Margarita's work at Pinkston, she decided to open up a similar operation in October of 2023. The closet is still in the process of opening/being set up, but there are already hundreds of donations stocked up and ready for the grand opening. Chloe, in collaboration with TJ staff and students, will manage the closet once it opens. 

Commissioner Hawkins and fellow Commissioners at the TJ Donation Drive. 

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