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Teen Clothes, Shoes Needed for HCPC

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:44pm

Sketch of blue jeans on a pile of clothes

New or gently used clothing for teens is needed for the Harris County Psychiatric Center.

The UTHealth Committee on the Status of Women will collect new and gently used clothing now through Friday, Feb. 22 to support teen patients at the UT Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC). Efforts will be focused on the needs of teenagers, but all donations will be accepted and appreciated.

At the School of Dentistry, leave donations in the Library and Learning Commons. UTSD’s representatives on the committee are Assistant Librarian Janet Peri, Ext. 4204, and Dr. Ana Neumann, Ext. 4261.             

HCPC serves adult mental health patients; teens under custody of Child Protective Services, the juvenile system and private care; and children of adult patients. HCPC typically serves about 7,000 patients per year, and many times these patients and their children are desperately in need of clothes and shoes.

Items needed include:

New underclothes and socks
New and used modest & age-appropriate clothes:  T-shirts, jeans, pants, sweatshirts and jackets
Shoes:  tennis shoes and school-appropriate shoes
Personal hygiene items: shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant

Other donation bin locations:

UCT    1st floor by Human Resources    Jenna Taylor    713-500-3038
UCT    11th floor Lobby    Dennie Clemons    713-486-2235
UCT    12th floor Lobby    Jenna Taylor    713-500-3038
MSB    1st floor Lobby    Sylvia Magallan    713-500-7060
MSB    5th floor outside the gallery    Joanie Hernandez-McClain    713-500-6628
MSE    1st floor Lobby    Sylvia Magallan    713-500-7060
CDC    CDC Lobby    Michele Stanton    713-500-8458
REC    Recreation Center Lobby    Michele Stanton    713-500-8458
SON    SON Room 771    Allegra Johnson    713-500-2042        

For more information please contact Sylvia Magallan at 713-500-7060.