EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - With a new name and a new location, what was formerly the Evansville Area Council PTA Clothing Bank is almost ready for its grand opening.
Even though they're just putting on the finishing touches, "Hangers" has already served over 800 kids since the school year started.
The clothing bank was located at Washington Middle School until June when they were notified that classroom space was needed.
An open space in the old North High School, which is now part of the Academy of Innovative Studies campus, was available.
The new facility is three times the size of the old one and has double the number of dressing rooms for the girls and triple the number for boys.
"Hangers" also has a lot more clothing. Nearly everything donated by local churches, businesses and volunteers.
That's great news for the students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who shop at the clothing bank for new and gently used clothes, and necessities like deodorant and toothpaste.
In order to show the community what they're doing, "Hangers" is hosting an open house on Friday, October 24 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.