Mia's Closet celebrates our first year of serving the greater Houston community!
Today is a very special day for me and countless Mia's Closet supporters! It is our 1 year anniversary and I am so blessed to be able to share this occasion with our Coffey Break readers! For one year we have been dedicated to providing clothing, free of charge, to families in dire need of support. Words cannot express the beauty of our volunteers interacting with the children and teens k-12 that we serve in the greater Houston community.
Our Houston-based nonprofit Mia’s Closet, has had an incredibly busy couple of months, and here are some of our most recent highlights. Mia's Closet is a clothing donation organization that provides events to build confidence and self-worth in girls k-12.
On Saturday, March 3rd, we hosted our very first Family Fun Day in collaboration with several local companies and organizations. Thank you to the support of Wing Express, Hungry Heroz, Raydon Marketing Solutions, Moonstar Clothing, Mr. Fix It, State Farm, Triumph Christian Center, DJ Fanci, Karaoke for Kids and HCA Healthcare for helping us create a truly remarkable experience for these families! We were able to assist 200 kids with clothing, sports equipment and food –all for free! Please take a look at the following link for photos from the event: MIA'S CLOSET PRESENTS FAMILY FUN DAY AT YATES HIGH SCHOOL!!
On Friday, March 30th, Mia’s Closet and Niko’s Locker teamed up with Las Americas Middle School, Kaleidoscope Charter School, NHPO -National Hispanic Professional Organization Leadership Institute, PAIR -Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees, TSU Student Government Association, The UNO Project 2050, and Kachi Designs to present The Mia’s Closet After School Carnival at Las Americas Middle School! It was the most incredible experience, over 300 students attended. Las Americas and Kaleidoscope serve as a relief campus for HISD. Their students are non-native speakers and refugees. They represent over 32 different countries and over 20 different languages. We had the privilege of visiting classrooms on a few occasions prior to the event, and the loving atmosphere they have created for their students is one of a kind environment. Here are the photos from the event! MIA'S CLOSET PRESENTS THE LAS AMERICAS AFTER SCHOOL CARNIVAL!!
We recently received a really wonderful testimony from one of the Las Americas teachers, Ms. Sosa: "I just have to tell you, we have already gotten visitors as a result of the volunteer e-mails that you sent out, they were forwarded your e-mail with our website info and they came to see the school for themselves and they are seeking volunteer opportunities here! We even had the Houston Chronicle here!!! They will be here next week hopefully to do a feature story! All stemming from Mia’s Closet! God Bless You!!"Our first year has been a great year so far, and we look forward to the opportunities to come! This year we created Niko's Locker, our subsidiary for boys k-12. Mia’s Closet hosts events on a quarterly basis and it is a blessing to say that we are ahead of schedule! Our next event will be during August for back to school. Feel free to contact us for opportunities to donate or get involved, and please, spread the word!
Thank you and God bless,