Christina’s Closet

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Christina’s Closet is currently unavailable. We will continue to update students through this website within the next few months once services are back up and running. 

 

Caring is always in fashion

About Christina’s Closet

Founded in August 2018 by Brescia’s International Program Coordinator Christina Lord, Christina’s Closet is a student-centred program which offers Brescia students with the opportunity to obtain complimentary clean, new and gently-used winter clothing and winter accessories generously donated by Brescia’s students, faculty, staff and alumnae as well as local community members.

Background

Christina’s Closet was established to provide a warm and safe space for students who may be in need of winter clothing and accessories.

At Brescia, we are committed to providing an empowering environment for students to succeed academically and personally and to thrive as leaders. By limiting financial barriers, and providing easy access to basic needs, we believe students have a higher prospect of reaching their potential and creating and achieving a bold future.

In addition, as an environmentally-conscious community, Christina’s Closet also aspires to limit landfill waste by providing a second life to clothing and other donated goods.

How it Works

Located in the lower-level of St. James (near the Students’ Council Office), Christina’s Closet is open year-long to Brescia students. Guests of the closet are welcome to take up to one winter coat and any winter accessories that they need. Appointments to access Christina’s Closet can be made by contacting Lissette Ochoa at lochoa2@uwo.ca.

Support Christina’s Closet

Donations will be accepted throughout the year and can be made with Lissette Ochoa.

Guidelines for Donation

  • All clothing and accessories must be in good condition, cleaned and ready to wear
  • Those offering a large-scale donation are encouraged to contact Lissette Ochoa (lochoa2@uwo.ca) in advance to facilitate the donation process
  • Items that we do not accept include: textbooks, large appliances, beds, worn out and/or stained clothing and linens. We only accept winter attire.
  • We are currently only accepting winter coats, boots, sweaters, pants and winter accessories due to limited space

Opening Hours for the Closet

Financial Support

While Brescia appreciates all donations, additional financial support enables us to purchase other high priority or additional items for our students. All monetary donations will be utilized to supplement the Christina’s Closet inventory and facilities. Cheques can be made to Brescia University College.

For additional information, please contact Lissette Ochoa at lochoa2@uwo.ca.