|Corsicana ISD has partnered
with Compassion Corsicana to take over the operation of the CISD
Clothing Center. The Clothing Center, located across from the
Drane Learning Center, provides new and gently used school clothing
for students in need. The partnership will allow for Compassion
Corsicana to service CISD students and families in need of
standardized clothing in addition to other services if needed. The Clothing Center has been in operation for more than 10 years. Students will continue to receive clothing at no cost.
Compassion Corsicana is a
newly formed organization that has taken in the existing House of
Refuge, Navarro County Food Pantry and Family Services to create an
all-encompassing ministry to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless,
supply material items to the needy, minister to the prisoners and
sick, and provide educational classes and resources. The CISD
Clothing Center is one part of this organization`s mission.
Students or families in need
of clothing items should see the front office of their CISD campus to
receive information and a clothing voucher that verifies the
student`s enrollment. Compassion Corsicana will take over the
Clothing Center facility and operation on Feb. 1, 2018.
"Students in need will
continue to be served with school clothing at no cost. We are
fortunate to partner with this non-profit organization that will
assist our families with school clothes as well as other services,"
said Dr. Diane Frost, Superintendent at CISD.
Compassion Corsicana will
take donations for new and gently used standardized clothing items. Belts, shorts, pants, skirts, shirts and tops in the standardized
clothing colors - bottoms: tan, khaki, black, navy blue, and tops:
royal blue, light blue, gold, navy, white and black. In
addition, jackets, coats, new sneakers and new socks in all sizes are
The Clothing Center has
existed on clothing donations from students, community, local
business, as well as monetary donations from organization
fundraisers, and local trusts and foundations. Compassion
Corsicana will continue to provide an inventory of school clothes for
students in addition to overseeing distribution. Compassion
Corsicana will operate the clothing center located at 910 W. 5th Ave.
Monday-Friday. Until building modifications are completed, the
Compassion Corsicana Clothing Center will be open Mon-Wed 9 a.m.-2