Launched in 2008, the Reno Youth Clothing Collaborative makes available, for free, clothing to teens and older youth, ages 14-21. The young people served by this project are at risk youth who are being served by County, State, and community based youth service providers within Washoe County.
The Collaborative was created to address a need that many youth face when returning to the community from institutions, detention centers, and other placement types-CLOTHES!! Within 24 hours of calling the Collaborative, a teen can get a good amount of clothing. The closet is open Monday through Friday from 12pm-5pm. PLEASE CALL AHEAD - 775-747-2073.
The clothing is supplied by Plato’s Closet, a unique retail store specializing in clothes for teens and young adults. Plato’s Closet provides clothing and accessories from the hottest brand name designers for girls and guys. The Collaborative is coordinated, managed, and distributed by the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP).
Clothes Mentor will purchase your “gently used” items and pay NYEP the value of your donation. Clothes Mentor is a new kind of retail store for women’s clothes, accessories, and designer purses. Clothes mentor is seeking your business casual, smart and stylish apparel including tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, purses, and jackets in Women’s sizes 0-26 and Maternity. Some, not all of the designers that Clothes Mentor purchases are included below:
ANN TAYLOR – GAP - BANANA REPUBLIC – J JILL – CHICO’S – CACHE
COLD WATER CREEK – RALPH LAUREN – LIMITED – NEW YORK & CO – EXPRESS
ESCADA – LANE BRYANT – AVENUE – VENZIA – COACH – DOONEY & BOURKE
Your donations will continue to give! As a result of you choosing to donate through Clothes Mentor, Plato’s Closet will donate $5 in Plato’s Bucks to NYEP residents for each individual donation received. Plato’s Bucks are treated like cash and can be spent at Plato’s Closet. Plato’s Closet is located right next door to Clothes Mentor.
All monetary donations received will be used to provide housing, food, special clothing, and other material and emotional supports to residents of NYEP’s CLP (Community Living Program).
DONATIONS THROUGH CLOTHES MENTOR CAN BE MADE AT:
Clothes Mentor – Mt. Rose Shopping Center – 1509 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV, 89502
TO ARRANGE FOR PICK-UP:
NYEP – 2030 W. 6th St., Reno, NV, 89503