Cocoa Packs Clothing Closet

Cocoa Packs started the Clothing Closet with the 2018-2019 school year to help clothe Derry Township students in need.  Our first year was a HUGE SUCCESS thanks to all the generous donations of gently used and new clothing, new undergarments, and visual display equipment (clothing racks, separators, dividers). THANK YOU for your generous contributions!

The Clothing Closet has grown out of its current space, and thanks to Hershey Middle School, will soon expand into a larger room to store and hold our display racks with apparel.  This will allow recipients to have regular access to clothing and shoes, when the need arises.  In this new space, Cocoa Packs Clothing Closet now also has space for a washer and dryer.  We are asking our generous donors to help purchase a washer and dryer for the organization.  Not only will recipients continue to receive clean clothing, but the Middle School’s Life Skills class will benefit through new experiences at Cocoa Packs.

How can I help?

  1. Collect like new, clean clothing of any season to clothe children in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade

  2. Sign up to volunteer for the Clothing Closet at any of the Cocoa Packs events. See the Volunteer page for signups.

  3. Lead a clothing drive and donate to our Cocoa Packs Clothing Closet.

  4. Make a donation to help fund:

    • Washer and Dryer, including installation & maintenance costs

    • Laundry supplies

    • New socks, underwear, and undergarments for children Grades K-12

    • Seasonal accessories

How to Donate Clothes

Donations can be dropped off at the Hershey Middle School Cocoa Packs location on Thursdays from 11am - 6pm OR anytime at the donation bin in front of Hershey Middle School. If you are unable to make it to our location, we can arrange for a pick-up from your home.

I was so excited to shop at the Clothing Closet and found a dress and shoes that I could wear for my senior pictures for the yearbook.
— Student recipient referring to Clothing Closet

Your donations are tax deductible and we can supply a receipt if you would like. Email Andrea Prats or call (717) 350-3740 for more information.