Volunteering and giving back to our local commuinity is an important part of CT Closet & Shelf's culture. Each year CT Closet & Shelf chooses several programs and charities to support. Want to get involved? See below for a list of the programs CT Closet & Shelf is currently supporting to make a difference.
The 2018 senior class of the Westport National Charity League has been working together with Project Return to create a functional and “feel good” closet space where the residents of Project Return can hang out, feel special and enjoy selecting and trying on clothes and accessories.
The Westport Chapter of National Charity League’s mission is to foster mother/daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The Westport chapter consists of approximately 120 mothers and their daughters who are grouped by class beginning in seventh grade through high school graduation. This closet project was the capstone project for the 2108 graduating class.
Project Return is a group home for women 18-24 who are on a path to rebuild their lives. Its primary mission is to create a safe, nurturing and structured environment for young women in crisis to gain the skills to live independently.
Even with a small budget of $1,000 to buy materials and plenty of helping hands there was still a need for design and building expertise in order to realize the project. Connecticut Closet and Shelf was more than willing to provide those services and part of the project materials for a local cause. The combined effort of Project Return, the Westport Chapter of National Charity League and Connecticut Closet and Shelf created a more than functional space for everybody to hang out in.
Recently Connecticut Closet and Shelf was approached by Recovery Network of Programs to create a small closet at one of their offsite locations to showcase clothing donations that they received for Prospect House.
Recovery Network of Programs, is a private, non-profit, behavioral health services agency helping to build better lives in the greater Bridgeport community and is also running Prospect House, which provides emergency shelter to adults on a daily basis in Bridgeport, CT.
The closet will be a resource available to Prospect House’s female clients who are in need of clothing for interviews, work and individuals who come to treatment or the shelter without clothing. Our resources are obtained through “Dress for Success” for women seeking employment.
Connecticut Closet and Shelf has been working with Dress for Success in the past running and collecting clothing drives at our Norwalk Showroom location. We were more than happy to donate a closet to Prospect House and their cause.