What started as a pop-up prom closet 15 years ago, has now developed into a boutique bursting at the seams.
In the library of J.H. Rose High, there’s a room off to the side that doesn’t hold books…but clothes and shoes.
The closet is full of donated and thrift items.
Students from around the area can come to the closet and find anything from prom dresses, to business clothes, to tennis shoes and more.
Luisa Haynes runs the closet and loves seeing the look on peoples faces after they come in and find a new shirt or dress.
“If they need clothes for an interview or whatever…no cost,” said Haynes. “The kids always wonder ‘well what do I do when I’m done with it?’ and my thing is, take it home, hang it up and you’ll have it next time you need it.”
Haynes believes an important part of being on the faculty at J.H. Rose High School is helping kids with whatever they need and being there for support.