The Mead School District, in partnership with Teen & Kid Closet, operates a free clothing and school supply resource in North Spokane for local students and families in need.
Referral Process (Required)
Students and families from the Mead area, Deer Park, Riverside and Nine Mile Falls can be referred through a number of sources including district office staff at any school district, school counselors, social workers, etc. Once you have been referred, a volunteer will contact you. This process protects the integrity of families and the ability for the TKC and MSD to track the impact on our community.
Location and Shopping Information
Pittsburg Learning Center
(the main building address is provided below, but please see important entrance information below)
13120 N Pittsburg, Spokane, WA 99208
Operating hours: weekly by appointment (referral only)
Shoppers are required to utilize the entrance on the northeast corner of the Pittsburg Learning Center off of E Center Rd. Parking is available at the entrance. Once shoppers arrive, proceed to the entrance and call the number posted just outside the door for access during operation hours.
The resource hub is stocked with donated items, including clothing, shoes, jackets/coats and some basic school supplies to help ensure that local families and youngsters have access to items of need. MSD’s space will have volunteers to help shoppers find what they need, as well as dressing rooms to be able to try on clothing items.
This partnership began when MSD approached TKC about serving the youth in the North Spokane and rural areas. TKC currently has a brick-and-mortar location for shoppers near downtown Spokane, but often those who live well outside that immediate area aren’t able to make the trip. Recognizing that need in our community, TKC was on board immediately in supporting the idea and helping establish the procedures and processes for the project to come to fruition prior in late summer 2022.
In the first four months of this partnership, this location has served more 250 youngsters in North Spokane and surrounding areas. Our goal is to continue to meet the needs of area youth.
More information about Teen & Kid Closet can be found online here: www.teenkidcloset.org.