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Lexi’s Closet reopens despite pandemic

By NELDA BRIONES
LFN

Despite setbacks due to the ongoing pandemic, Lexi’s Closet is set to reopen and continue to serve the La Feria community. Photos: Courtesy Lexi’s Closet Facebook community page

La Feria ISD’s Lexi’s Closet will be up and running again this year. Lexi’s Closet, is a program that allows community members to come into its facility and select new and slightly used clothing at no cost.

The program is here to help anyone who is in need of clothing. Since parents will now have a choice whether to send their child to school or continue distant learning, many children in the community may be needing new clothing that they can’t afford, so the program is here to help.

Lexi’s Closet opened its doors last October and staff, students and the community helped put the project together to make it a great success.

Towards the end of the last school year, the program held Lexi’s Prom Drive in which they asked for donations for new or slightly used prom dresses to help young ladies wanting to go to prom but couldn’t afford a dress. They had much success collecting items but in March the schools had to close and change to distant learning because of the pandemic, so no prom was held.

This year Family and Community Engagement Coordinator Ida Prado mentioned that they are happy and excited to have Lexi’s closet open once again.

On September 8, 2020 they received three boxes of new children’s shoes, a variety of sizes and brands such as UGG, Puma, ASICS and more.

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There are boxes of new clothing and socks as well as gently used clothing and other household items. As for the clothing they have all sizes from infants to adults. Everything is free and they are open to the community.
For now, you just need to make an appointment for drop off for pick up. You can call or text Mrs. Prado at (956) 535-3407 or email her at ida.prado@laferiaisd.org for more information.

LFISD will adjust open dates as guidelines and orders change from local, state and federal authorities. They are continuing to take donations as well and would like to give a shout out to our amazing community for all their continued support.

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