Adopt-A-Box has been providing personal hygiene items to Texoma children in need for years.
But, recently teachers and school nurses reached out to Adopt-A-Box founder, Dawn Thompson, with another concern.
Many of their students were also lacking proper clothing, even the most basic items like socks, shirts and coats.
"Hundreds of children in Wichita and the surrounding counties don't have the basic necessities," Thompson said.
With help from Adopt-A-Box's first major fundraising event, Deer Fest, and the community, the organization is now also providing clothing items to those students who need them.
When a teacher notices a child who may not have access to the essentials at home, he or she can discretely give them to the student. If there is a need for specific clothing items, school officials can call Adopt-A-Box volunteers and they will try to gather the appropriate sizes.
Five volunteers distribute five boxes to each school in 20 counties.
"We would love for people to donate new and gently used items. Some people would rather give monetary donations and we can go do the shopping for them, and that's great too," Thompson said.
Keep in mind some kids might need several outfits just to get by and it's not just young children, Adopt-A-Box helps students of all ages.
You can take donations to:
Ste A, 4724 Kemp Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308