Assist Klosets supporting students through pandemic

The Keizer Community Foundation, which oversees The Klosets that provides food, clothes and daily living items, is calling out for donations to be delivered to students where they live. The pandemic and current economic conditions have increased the need over last year. 

The Klosets are stocked with donations from the Keizer Community Foundation and members of the community. Counselors at the schools help students in need to ‘shop’ the Kloset for food and clothes. There is a Kloset at McNary High School, Whiteaker and Claggett Creek Middle Schools and the elementary schools. 

All in-person classes at the schools are canceled due to COVID-19 but students still need to get Kloset items into their hands. After donations are dropped off at McNary, Whiteaker and Claggett Creek schools, counselors deliver items to students’ homes.

The foundation is asking the community to donate.

“As you would expect, the needs are high for our Keizer Kids,” said the organization’s Facebook page. Rather than random donations, specific items for specific schools are being solicited.

Needs include:

McNary High School –Canned black, pinto or refried beans, boxed pasta and pasta sauce, bags of sugar and flour, headphones with microphone for school work via Chromebooks.

Whiteaker Middle School – Canned black, pinto or refried beans, boxed pasta and pasta sauce, rice.

Claggett Creek Middle School – Coats and jackets for boys and girls of middle school age.

Kennedy Elementary School – Boys and girls pajamas for elementary school age. 

Donors can visit to make financial donations online.