Note in the Pocket

Amy Holloway carefully folds an article of clothing at Note in the Pocket in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. The best donations are carefully inspected – loose threads are trimmed, lint rollers are used – the goal is to present the item in the best possible condition, like a gift.
Bags of curated wardrobes for local schoolchildren await pickup by social workers and teachers at Note in the Pocket in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. The staff and volunteers choose clothing based on the needs and, when possible, the preferences of each child.
Karen Jean adds to a stack of youth clothing on a folding table at Note in the Pocket in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. While Note in the Pocket is strongly focused on helping kids build a school wardrobe, they still keep an eye out for fun items – “Can you imagine a little girl coming in and being able to pick out a tu-tu?” asks Jean.
A volunteer folds a sweatshirt at Note in the Pocket in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. Folding boards ensure that clothing stays neat, is presented consistently and stacks easily for storage.
A pair of shiny shoes fails inspection at Note in the Pocket in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. While shoes are one of the most requested items, this pair has a small scuff near the toe, which is enough to relegate it to the yard sale bin.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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