Give to the Public Defender's
If you're in the Orlando area, take a few minutes to dig to the back of your closet and find some gently worn professional clothes that you don't wear any more. The Public Defender’s Office Clothes Closet will use them to provide people with suitable attire for court appearances.
Clothes Closet Drive
"Our clients often don’t have anything better than jeans and t-shirts in their wardrobe and that’s not acceptable dress for the courtroom," explained Orange/Osceola Public Defender Bob Wesley. "We want to be sure that our clients’ cases aren’t adversely affected by what they’re wearing. It is also important to show the court respect."
Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, in front of the Orange County Courthouse at 435 North Orange Avenue, Orlando. Donation receipts will be provided.
"Now is a great time for people to reach into the back of their closets for those items they don’t wear anymore," said Wesley. "Why not clean out your closet and make room for the new clothes you’ll be getting for the holidays?"