Yonkers police open Community Kids Closet, provide free clothing for those in need

The Yonkers police, in conjunction with the Police Athletic League, opened the Community Kids Closet Saturday in the basement of the PAL building to distribute donated clothing to those who are in need.

News 12 Staff

Dec 10, 2022, 9:46 PM

Updated 536 days ago

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The Yonkers police, in conjunction with the Police Athletic League, opened the Community Kids Closet Saturday in the basement of the PAL building to distribute donated clothing to those who are in need.
Marisol Mansebo, director of the Police Athletic League, said they gave away over a thousand items. 
"It is going to be a constant battle to keep the closet stocked with lightly used, donated clothes. Sometimes you feel like you're really overwhelmed. But today, when you saw those kids playing, picking clothes, their parents, in the high need, it's like I gain energy again to continue," Mansebo said.
To make this a community fixture, the PAL is going to need tens of thousands more donated items to get through the winter.
Donations can be brought to the PAL building on North Broadway, or to police precincts 1, 2 and 4.
Any Yonkers family can sign up to visit the Community Kids Closet.


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