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The Care Closet @ NKU offers free clothing to assist NKU students assist in finding appropriate interview wear and everyday needs. Visit our new location University Center 142. 

The space was renovated through generous donations from California Closets and supported by the Care Closet, a non-profit organization in Newport that supports students across our region in accessing clothing. 

In 2020-21, the Care Closet @ NKU offered referrals for students throughout the pandemic. Over 60 NKU students submitted requests for clothing and either picked up or had dropped off bags of free clothing. The permanent location in the University Center opened for appointments on May 24. The space was renovated through donations from California Closets and supported by the CARE Closet, a non-profit organization in Newport that supports students across our region in accessing clothing.

Connect With Us

Summer 2021 Schedule

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 3 pm

By appointment only

 

Make an appointment

Are you a graduate student? Make an appointment by emailing noec2@nku.edu.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much should I take? 

Take as much as you need, seriously!  If you need a guide, we like to give people 1-2 pairs of shoes, a jacket or coat and roughly 10-20 items of clothing. Enough to fill 1-2 shopping bags. 

Can I take items for other people?  

Yes! We just ask that you let us know so we can better understand who we are helping in the community. 

How often can I shop?  

We recommend twice a year, once for warm weather and once for cold. If you need something specific in the mean time, please come by!

Do you have kids’ clothes? 

We do! We have all kinds of clothes for babies and children of all ages at our home base in Newport. Just complete our online form and we will pull a bag together and arrange to get it to you. 

Can I donate clothing I no longer need?  

Usually- please ask us before bringing items to the Closet. If we are accepting donations, clothes must be clean, free of holes and stains, and appropriate for our needs - career wear and casual, relatively in style. Thank you!