Ann's Closet

WHAT IT OFFERS
Ann’s Closet offers free gently used men’s and women’s clothing items such as sweaters, skirts, coats, hats, pants, dresses, formals, shoes, boots, etc. Students, parents/guardians and staff members are welcome to the closet.

WHEN IT’S OPEN
Our National Honor Society (NHS) chapter opens Ann’s Closet on the first and third Wednesday of each month during all lunch periods, as well as during special events. Also, staff members may provide access to it for any student in need at any time.

WHERE IT’S LOCATED
Room 121 – From the main entrance on the first floor, turn right and go to Stairwell J. Ann’s Closet is at the base of the stairwell.

DONATIONS
If you would like to donate gently used clothing, please stop by the main entrance and leave it with a staff member.

A BRIEF HISTORY
Ann Banfield was a Glenbard East High School health teacher who passed away at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. To honor her humanitarian spirit, our NHS chapter launched Project Starfish, which challenged students, staff and alumni to perform community service.

Following the success of Project Starfish, Ann’s Closet began as a once-a-year event in which students donated clothing. Our girls volleyball team donated many of the clothes. Originally housed in a conference room, any student or parent could “shop” there for free. It found a permanent space during the 2018-19 school year.

TELEVISION NEWS STORY
Thank you to WGN-TV News and Emmy-award-winning reporter Erin Ivory for producing a great video segment about Ann’s Closet that aired on March 13, 2019. Visit the link below here to watch.

School offers closet of free clothes for students, honoring teacher’s memory

MORE INFORMATION
Questions regarding Ann’s Closet should be directed to NHS sponsors Kristie Henry and Amy Rodde.

Ann Banfield

Ann Banfield

 

Ann's Closet

Getting Ann’s Closet permanent space ready