The Care Closet @ NKU offers free clothing to assist NKU students in finding appropriate interview wear and everyday needs. Visit our new location University Center 142.
From August 2020 until July 2023, the Care Closet @ NKU was a focus area of the larger governing body, the Institute for Health Innovation. The space was renovated through donations from California Closets and supported by the CARE Closet, a non-profit organization in Newport that supports students across our region in accessing clothing. In July 2023, the Care Closet @ NKU joined the University Connect and Persist (UCAP) team, under the direction of UCAP Director, Peg Adams.
Students can come to the Care Closet @ NKU for walk-in appointments during the open hours of operation or schedule an appointment with a UCAP team member to visit the space outside of operating hours.
Take as much as you need, seriously! If you need a guide, we like to give people 1-2 pairs of shoes, a jacket or coat and roughly 10-20 items of clothing. Enough to fill 1-2 shopping bags.
Yes! We just ask that you let us know so we can better understand who we are helping in the community.
We recommend twice a year, once for warm weather and once for cold. If you need something specific in the mean time, please come by!
We do! We have all kinds of clothes for babies and children of all ages at our home base in Newport. Just complete our online form and we will pull a bag together and arrange to get it to you. Email Amy Kees to request your items and ask to pick up these items at the Care Closet @ NKU.
The Care Closet @ NKU does not accept donations. Being a small space with limited storage, it is recommended that donors take their donation items to the Newport Care Closet. These items should be clean, free of holes/tears, and free of smells. Donation drives are not recommended for the Care Closet @ NKU.