Students at two Brownsville ISD high schools are getting extra support during the school year. Students can use a closet set up by school staff to help find good clothes to wear.
Yvette Vela, Community Education Specialist with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, said the clothing drive occurred after she saw a post on social media asking to help Porter High School and she saw a comment from Principal Rose Longoria asking to help Pace Early College High School. Vela added a clothing drive that was held last Thursday and there was such a great response that they split up the donations between the two schools.
“We’ve always had a small closet with clothes. During prom season, we always get a lot of donations and we set them up for the students. Sometimes we see kids missing a jacket or its freezing outside, so we do have but it’s at a bigger scale,” said Longoria.
Longoria also thanked Vela for all the coordination of the numerous amounts of clothing they’ve already received. She also challenged every single Brownsville ISD high school to go out and open up a closet for their students.
If you’d like to help, you can contact Longoria at Pace Early College High School and say that you want to help out.