Frisco Threads’ organizations opened its closet again for the 2023-24 school year to help students in need.

Frisco Threads is operated by the Frisco ISD Council of Parent-Teacher Associations. The closet opened for the first time in August 2021. The first shopping day for the 2023-24 school year will start Aug. 10.

Shopping trips are available every Thursday throughout the year.

The details

Students and families are typically referred to the closet through school counselors, and they must apply to shop, said Stephanie Hayden, FISD’s Council of PTA’s clothes closet chairperson.

Students, once their application is approved, can shop at the closet once a semester. The shopping trips are done by appointment only at the two shopping centers in the district. The closets are divided by girls and boys, Hayden said.

“It’s set up like a real shopping experience,” she said.

There are nearly 8,000 students in the district who are considered economically disadvantaged, Hayden said. Those students would qualify to shop at the closet along with students experiencing emergencies, such as being in the foster care system or experiencing a house fire.

“[It’s clothing] you would want to send your child to school in,” Hayden said.

During that 2022-23 school year, the organization distributed shoes, coats, hats, gloves and outerwear.
  • 33 shopping days
  • 624 students
  • 18,400 clothing items
  • 511 coats
  • 576 pairs of shoes
  • 903 packages of underwear
  • 901 packages of socks
  • 150-plus volunteers
  • 1,400 volunteer hours
Get involved

The organization is always in need of clothing and monetary donations.

Clothes that are needed range in size youth 3T to adult XXL. These items include new or gently used:
  • Shirts, long and short sleeved
  • Sweaters
  • Hoodies
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Winter gloves
  • Pajamas​
New items needed include:
  • Athletic shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Undergarments​​
For more information about Frisco Threads, visit its website.