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 email@example.com if you have any questions.