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.
CARE Closet @ NKU Coordinator
Institute for Health Innovation Program Director
Care Closet NKU Assistant Coordinator
Donations are accepted to the care closet if they are new or gently used, free of any stains or holes, and free of any smells. We try to offer mostly career wear clothing, but casual wear is accepted occasionally, if it is in great condition. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask whether donations are currently being accepted and to coordinate a drop-off time.
Are you a faculty or staff member with career wear donations? Email email@example.com to coordinate drop-off times.
The Care Closet is always happy to welcome any student or staff volunteers. We have a variety of tasks that generally involve sorting, moving, hanging, or folding clothing items. Volunteers must be available during regular hours of operation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Click the button below to view open positions for CARE Closet @ NKU!
Have comments or questions? Are you a graduate or law student needing an appointment? Email us at email@example.com
Can’t find what you’re looking for on campus? Contact Amy Kees at the Newport CARE Closet about specialty items at Amycareclosetnky@gmail.com
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.
Yes! We just ask that you let us know so we can better understand who we are helping in the community.
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!
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.
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!