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Why is Arlington Kids' Kloset so important to our community?
The effects of poor hygiene, ill-fitting or tattered clothes, or even "the wrong clothes" can be devasting for a student's self esteem, often having far reaching and lasting consequences. Students who are uncomfortable at school and disconnected with their peers due to their appearance can often struggle to succeed academically and are more likely to fall behind or even drop out. By eliminating the non-academic barriers these youth face every day, we can strengthen peer relationships, create opportunities of growth and discovery, and affect positive sustained change. Arlington Kids's Kloset meets a fundamental need in the lives of low-income students, through the provision of clothing and hygiene essentials, so that they may remain focused on their continued education and acadmic success.