Provide appropriate school clothing to K-12 Greater Albuquerque Metro (including Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance counties) students in need.
Locker #505 student clothing bank is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that has established a student-focused facility where children can try on and choose outfits that they feel good about wearing. Having appropriate school clothing allows children to concentrate on their school work, not their clothing. It also helps keep children, who might not go to class because of their clothes, stay in school.
It is crucial to us that each student is treated with the utmost respect and kindness and leaves Locker #505 feeling good.
In 1950, concerned parents and teachers, recognizing the need to assist some students with clothing and shoes, began the BCCPTA Clothing Bank. This was a student-centered facility where children could try on clothes in comfortable and welcoming surroundings aided by caring and knowledgeable employees and volunteers. When the BCCPTA Clothing Bank closed its doors in 2013, a great resource for children was lost to the Bernalillo County community. Locker #505 was founded in 2014 to once again provide a student-centered clothing facility for children in need where they can find loving assistance in choosing appropriate school clothing.
Since Locker #505: Students Clothing Bank opened in 2014 we have served more than 12,000 students, thanks to the generosity of Albuquerque citizens.
What we wear may leave a lasting impression on those around us. For this reason, it is vital that everyone present their best selves to bolster their confidence and self-worth. By providing comfortable, suitable clothing, students can focus on their education without worrying about what they’re wearing. We also hope that by providing clothes to children in need we can alleviate their parents’ burdens, as they work to make ends meet.
At Locker #505, we hope that each student who passes through our doors will stay in school and one day graduate. These children are our future. We need to be sure they are given every opportunity to learn and to succeed.
To help ensure the safety of students and families, our curbside services limit contact. However, our new procedures aim to match student preferences continuing to provide them with the feeling of dignity.
When a student comes to Locker #505, we want them to have a pleasant and positive experience where students are able to express their preferences and can be provided with outfits to fit their needs.
P.O. Box 94735
Albuquerque, NM 87199
6203 Menual Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
We are seeing students curbside or in-person by appointment only.