Idaho junior high sets up clothing closet for kids in need

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A junior high school in southern Idaho is taking steps to ease the financial burden of back-to-school shopping for impoverished families.

Young teens can get clothing, shoes, school supplies and non-perishable food at Burley Junior High School’s new Care and Share Closet.

Vice Principal Deana Christensen told The Times-News that making clean clothing, school supplies and toiletries available to those in need can be life changing.

Principal Steve Copmann says 60 percent of the school’s students live in poverty. Some are homeless and others don’t have running water.

(Information from: The Times-News,

Christensen says she hopes to get a washer and dryer for students to use as well.