Cardinal Closet

Winter 2023

Responding to the growing needs of families in our district.

The Cardinal Closet is located at Garfield Elementary (7090 Hopkins Rd). The Cardinal Closet is managed by our Cardinal Works program, Memorial Middle School, and CARES classes. The Cardinal Closet serves two purposes. Our store supplies FREE gently used clothes, shoes, and new personal care items to families in need. The store also provides a real-world learning opportunity for students to practice work-related skills in an authentic environment.

Our store is stocked with donations collected from staff and the public. Thank you for your continued support as we grow this program. Donations can be dropped off at Mentor High School during regular school hours. If you have a donation that is larger than 3 bags or boxes, please call 440-974-5331 to set up a drop-off appointment.

Staff may request items for students using the link below. These items will be sent directly to your building through interoffice mail.


We are always accepting donations. Donations can be dropped off at Mentor High School during school hours. Please set up an appointment at 440-974-5331 for large donations. Please secure items in a plastic bag or box.

Items we are currently in most need of:

Children's boy's shirts

Children's boy's pants

Men's workout pants

Children's underwear ( must be new/unopened)

Adult underwear (must be new/unopened)


Thank you to our staff and their students for faithfully volunteering every week in the store.

Mrs. Weiss (Memorial)

Mrs. Ross ( Memorial)

Mr. Ruscitto ( CARES)

Mrs. Sharp ( CARES)

Mrs. Pachinger (CARES)

Mrs. Weber (Cardinal Works)