Clothing Depot

Committee Chair: Allison Johnson
allison.johnson@livoniaptsacouncil.org

Started over 40 years ago by two dedicated PTA moms, The Clothing Depot is a free clothing closet serving financially challenged students of Livonia Public Schools and sponsored by the Livonia PTSA Council.

Customers to The Depot receive gently used clothing and shoes donated by members of the community. A monetary gift from many of Livonia’s local PTA/PTSA units buys a new pair of athletic shoes, new socks and new underwear for each student twice during the school year.

The students and their families come and shop, assisted by the dedicated staff of volunteers. Along with students in    financial need, victims of house fires are also welcome.

While The Depot has changed location several times since its inception, it has settled in nicely to its current location in the former Marshall Elementary School on Curtis, West of Farmington Rd.

The Depot is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12noon whenever Livonia Public Schools is in session. Shopping at The Clothing Depot is by appointment only and the student must be present. Gently used clothing of all sizes is accepted during these hours, as well. Due to space constraints, household items are no longer offered. If you can‘t make it for donation during these hours, call The Depot for other arrangements.

Students are referred to the Clothing Depot by the school principal, psychologist or ESAP specialist and parents or guardians can make the appointment by calling 
(734) 744-2525, ext. 25128.

Hours of Operation

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm (when LPS schools are in session)
Location: Marshall Elementary (Curtis Rd, north of 6 Mile, west of Farmington)

4 Responses to Clothing Depot

  1. Michelle Stahrr says:

    I have clothes to donate. Do I need an appointment to drop them off? Are there any particulars I need to know before donating clothes?

    • juliethompson2014 says:

      Hi Michelle,
      I have an answer – finally! You do not need to make an appointment. They do request children’s clothing only. If you want to drop off clothing during non-depot business hours, you may leave a bag or two outside their (interior) door (inside the building rather than outside.) If you would like a receipt for your donation, you can leave a self addressed, stamped envelope with the bag(s.) The Clothing Depot will officially open tomorrow – September 11 from 9-12 noon. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you!

  2. Stephanie Gidley says:

    Do you have things like snow boots and snowpants? So often, children in need in my classroom do not have these items.

    • juliethompson2014 says:

      Hi Stephanie,
      The Clothing Depot does try to have an assortment of warm winter clothes, but to be sure, your best bet would be to contact the ladies at the Clothing Depot at 734-744-2525 x 25128. They are open Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.

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