The PTA Clothing Center Facts & Info

The PTA Clothing Center is located at the Marshall High School Campus: 3901 SE 91st Ave • Room C-56 (map). They are open for students to receive clothing on Monday and Thursday school days from 10am-1pm, September through April. There is a donation bin at King School across from the cafeteria if you have gently used, clean clothes to donate. If you would like to visit the clothing center you can pick up a form in the main office.

PURPOSE: Since 1964, Their sole purpose has been to furnish age-appropriate clothing that fits children that come to us needing these services. By caring for the basic needs of our youth and allowing them to dress as their peers, we are encouraging positive self-esteem, academic success and regular class attendance. We share the Portland Council PTA’s purpose to give every child a chance.

QUALIFYING CHILDREN: All Portland Public School children that do not have access to age-appropriate clothing are eligible to be referred to the PTA Clothing Center. It is not financially based, it is needs based. You do not have to be on the free-reduced lunch program to qualify.

REFERRAL PROCESS: Portland Public School Principals or School Secretaries fill out a school-year referral form for each student needing the Clothing Center’s services. Once the student has the completed form, they may come to the Center once before winter break and once after winter break of that same school year.

CLOTHING: We accept donations of gently-used clothing from school-run clothing drives, school lost and found items, and concerned community members. Donations of money from our local PTA’s, individuals, and caring businesses provide our children with new jeans, underwear and socks.

STAFF: The Portland Council PTA Clothing Center is a committee of the Portland Council PTA. It shares the same non-profit status and is staffed by volunteers from all schools within the district. Each school is responsible for a portion of the volunteer time needed to keep the Center running successfully.

What Types of Clothing Donations Are We Looking For? Jeans, Pants, Leggings, Coats, Warm Hats, Gloves, In-style Shirts & Sweaters, Dresses and Skirts, Shorts for gym class & play, Sleepwear, Belts, Backpacks and Lunchboxes.

What Types of Clothing Donations Are We NOT Looking For? Stained or dirty clothing, Adult or Career Clothing, Clothing Needing Repair, Well-worn or Out-of-Fashion Clothing

We are in need of gently used clothing for students in sizes 4T through 4X to fit the pre-school child up to the high school student. Donations of new and gently used clothing may be brought to Marshall Campus or dropped off at any PPS school. We also need school supplies for students in need. Volunteers are welcome to come and be a student’s personal shopper or to help sort through donations to hang up.

What Do Financial Contributions Purchase? All financial contributions purchase new jeans, underwear and socks that are given directly to each child.

Please consider the PTA Clothing Center for your tax deductible monetary donation this holiday season. Monetary donations can be sent to Jackee Duvall, Treasurer: 2246 SE 90th Avenue • Portland, OR 97216. Tax receipts will be mailed out to donors.

For even more information, please contact Clothing Center Coordinator:

Sharon Meigh-Chang at 503.293.0783 or ptaclothingcenter@comcast.net