Shawana Carter, Carter’s House Clothes Closet

Date grant awarded: February 26, 2016

Carter’s House, a children’s clothes closet, is located in Irving TX. Carter’s House founder and Executive Director, Shawana O Carter and supporters of the organization understand that children’s clothing is often the most negotiated item in a family’s budget. Experiencing this in her own her house, led her to create Carter’s House. They provide quality new and gently used clothing for children, ages zero to twelve years old, in low-income families at no cost. Carter’s House is a proud Partner in Education with Irving Independent School District,  provides clothes to all 21 elementary and early childhood schools in the district, and has several community partnerships in both Dallas and Collin county. In 2015, they were able to provide clothing to over 300 children and they are currently on course to serve 800 children in 2016.