Mountain Movers Care Closet

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Every student should have access to the basic needs of life so that they can focus on their education. At Red Mountain High School, more than 30% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Add to that the complicated and now dire financial situations that some of our Red Mountain families have been forced into by the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers of students and families needing help have greatly increased. This means that a significant number of our student body struggles to overcome many of the things taken for granted by others such as access to food, clothes, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and many other simple necessities. As a community, if we can assist those who are struggling to keep their focus on education, we will not only be improving the individual lives we touch, we will also be improving our overall community.

How It Works

Any student in need is eligible to use the services of the Mountain Movers Care Closet.  Students in need can contact a teacher, a counselor, an administrator, or the social worker for assistance. Further, if a teacher, counselor, administrator, or social worker feels there is a need to help a specific student, a confidential referral can be sent to the social worker to help that specific student. We will be using a non-judgmental system, so there is no qualifying for help. A teacher, counselor, administrator, or the social worker will determine if there is a need and make a referral - no student with a need will be denied. Our school social worker, guidance counselors, or an administrator will confidentially accompany the student to the Mountain Movers Care Closet and allow him or her to choose any clothing or personal care items he or she may need. If a student needs food, balanced food baskets will be distributed.

The Mountain Movers Care Closet is a private, safe environment. The Closet is kept neat and organized.  Student use of the Closet is confidential so that students will not feel they “stand out” because they have been to the Mountain Movers Care Closet. We want the people who use the Mountain Movers Care Closet to feel good. Do you ever feel good when you go shopping? That is how we want this experience to be.

Mission Statement

The Red Mountain High School’s Mountain Movers Care Closet mission is to serve students (and families) who are struggling and in need of a little extra help with obtaining daily necessities; those students who are striving to do well academically, but need an extra boost to ensure their focus can be on their education and not on meeting their basic needs. Our belief is that as a student body and as a school community, if we can assist those students who are struggling to keep their focus on education, we will not only be improving the individual lives we touch, we will also be improving our overall community as these students become contributing members of society. 

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Items We Need: (see also FAQs - button above)

 

Clothing

  • Clean teen-appropriate clothing (new or gently-used)
    • T-shirts - Sm, Med, L, XL, and some XXL
    • Jeans - all sizes - womens and mens (rip free)
    • Teen appropriate blouses (women)
    • Polos and button up dress shirts (men)
  • Shoes  (athletic and dress shoes for male and female teens - large sizes are needed)
  • PE/sports clothing
  • Bras, underwear, socks (new only) (for males – men’s boxer briefs preferred)

Hygiene Products (* significant need at this time)

  • Shampoo* and Conditioner
  • Body Wash*
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Hairspray, Moose, Gel, etc.
  • Feminine Products
  • Razors and Shaving Cream*

School Supplies (* not needed at this time - ample supply)

  • College Ruled Composition Notebooks
  • Index Cards
  • Backpacks
  • Pencils*
  • Pens*
  • Planners/Organizers
  • 3-ring notebook binders (plain or teen-appropriate)
  • College Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
  • Highlighters*
  • Calculators (graphing)
  • Markers (dry erase)
  • Colored Pencils

Baby items (for siblings at home)

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Formula