Children’s Clothing Closet

Launched in 2016, the JFS Children’s Clothing Closet provides a seasonal response to the clothing needs of the elementary school age children in the Metrowest community, with a specific focus on the families most in need in Framingham.

The three-pronged operational model includes seasonal Ready to Wear packages, pop-up shopping events, and individual/family emergency distributions.

Originally piloted in partnership with the Harmony Grove and Brophy Elementary Schools and Framingham Adult ESL Plus, the JFS Children’s Clothing Closet has found a new home at the Resource Room of the Framingham Public Schools. This move represents an aligning of mutual goals and deepening of the collaborative partnership between the Framingham Public School system and JFS, and enables staff to easily and efficiently provide assistance to families and students as needs arise.

About the JFS Resource Room:

  • Purpose: Providing basic needs items to families throughout the district, including clothes, shoes, school supplies, personal care items, seasonal items (eg. winter coats and boots, hats and gloves), sheets, blankets, and children’s toys/games. We emphasize new, good quality items. Integral to the effort is to provide families access to resources in a dignified manner.
  • Distribution: Families new to the district (many also are new to the country) can walk-in and shop at the Resource Room. Also, school social workers and administrators can place orders for families in need that our staff and volunteers pack. Bags are delivered directly to the schools.
  • Non-Profit Partners/Donors: Hope and Comfort, Dignity Matters, Operation Warm, Delivering Good, Good 360, Learning Express, CJP, TJX, CocoTree Kids, Family Promise Metrowest, Yale Appliance Foundation.
  • How you can help:
      • Donate funds
      • Donate items
        • Amazon Wishlist
        • New items– we have limited space, so please contact us to learn about current needs (we do not have the capacity to accept used items at this time)
        • There is always a need for new socks in all sizes
  • Contact us today to learn how you can volunteer with or donate to the JFS Children’s Clothing Closet!

Program News

JFS Pop-Up Events at Harmony Grove Elementary School

JFS of Metrowest has partnered with the Explorers program through Framingham Public Schools to have Pop-Up events. The pop-up events occur during the Explorers registration nights at Harmony Grove Elementary School. JFS brought clothes from the Framingham Public...

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A Day in the Life of JFS- Supplying the JFS Resource Room

  One component of JFS’ work within the Immigrant Services program is the collection and distribution of children’s clothing through the Framingham Public Schools’ Resource Room. When needs arise, JFS also works with volunteer groups and donors to collect...

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The Downtown Framingham Adult Resource Fair!

  Earlier this month, JFS of Metrowest attended The Framingham Adult Resource Fair, organized in part by the Metrowest Care Connection and the Framingham Police Department. The event took place at Common Park in downtown Framingham and was a wonderful event to...

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