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Huskie Closet

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43 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 21, at 12:05 AM CDT
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Serving NIU Students One Clothing Item at a Time

Since opening in late fall 2021, the Huskie Closet has served over 150 students and distributed over 800 pieces of clothing. A student-initiated project of the  Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies, the closet supports the NIU community in the following ways: 

•    Meeting emergency clothing needs of students.

•    Helping students save money by offering free clothing of all varieties, including casual wear, interview attire and outerwear, such as coats and boots.

•    Reducing environmental waste of clothing by collecting clean clothing for distribution to students.

•    Offering volunteer and donation opportunities to students and staff, with Huskies helping Huskies.

What started as a student-led clothing swap has grown into a permanent service on campus. Read more about the history of the Huskie Closet

The service is completely free for all NIU undergraduate and graduate students and relies on volunteers. This crowdfunding campaign supports the operational needs of the closet so we can keep the closet clean and organized for our guests.

Sign up here to volunteer to see firsthand the difference we are making in the lives of NIU students. You can work behind the scenes sorting and organizing donations or help out when we are open on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the academic year.

The Huskie Closet is located in the Chick Evans Field House, 1050 Lucinda Avenue, Room 102. Please email if you have any questions.

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Closet Friend

Support the closet, and show your Huskie pride!


Closet Supporter

Join us as a Huskie Closet Supporter. Your $10 gift supports things like buying packages of socks for students in need.


Closet Promoter

For your gift, you will receive a Huskie Closet magnet. Help us promote the Huskie Closet services and volunteer opportunities. Your gift of $25 helps support supplies to run the closet like cleaning supplies.


Closet Master

Your gift includes a Huskie Closet magnet and supports improvements to the Huskie Closet including organizing supplies.


Closet Champion

Help us champion the services of the Huskie Closet and show off your support with a Huskie Closet magnet as our thanks. Your gift supports improvements to the closet including clothing racks and displays to better serve our students.


Closet Advocate

You are passionate about serving the needs of students and helping the environment at the same time. Your gift supports making sure the closet is accessible to all. We are happy to give you a private tour of the Closet at any time.

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