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Tenoroc High School collecting clothes, hygiene products at revamped clothing closet

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 14:59:02-05

LAKELAND, Fla. -- There's a renewed push to help Polk County high school students in need of the basics.

Tenoroc High School's clothing closet was established several years ago but school officials say some of the stock has been outdated. But recent donations have allowed the school to revamp the store.

In addition to modern clothes, the clothing closet also offers hygiene products like toothpaste and shampoo.

“Our outfits and shoes are now modern, and students will want to wear them,” said Principal Jason Looney in a release. “We want them to focus on their studies and not worry about what to wear. A washer and dryer are also available to keep their clothes fresh and clean. If we can take these burdens off their shoulders and keep their minds on their academics, it’s worth all of the effort.”

Those interested in donating new clothes and hygiene products can reach Fatmeh Hafer at fatmeh.hafer@polk-fl.net.