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Thank you for your contributions to the Winter Clothing Closet!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Winter Clothing Closet a success!  Because of your donations, we were able to assist at least 50 new Middlebury College students from around the world and from warmer parts of the U.S. with their winter weather preparations during our annual Winter Clothing Closet on October 19th.
In the upcoming months, we will continue to make your generous winter clothing donations available to students who were unable to attend the event or who find that the winter conditions are more frigid than they originally anticipated.  We also want to give a special thank you “shout out” to the Commons Coordinators who helped us collect a wide array of winter clothing donations.

Thank you again from the warmest places in our hearts.

~International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Team in Vermont (Carolyn Dahm, Kathy Foley, Loren Scott & Kas Singh)


Attention Middlebury College Community! The time has come to begin collecting donations for the annual Winter Clothing Closet!

What it is:

It’s a winter clothing drive organized by International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to benefit new international and U.S. students (especially those who have never lived in a cold climate) who need warm winter clothes.

What we’re looking for:

We seek “like-new” or “gently-used” winter clothing. In particular, we’re looking for winter coats, jackets, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, and footwear/boots in good condition that would appeal to college students.
(Note: This year due to space limitations, we will focus on WINTER clothing/gear, especially coats, hats, and adult-size gloves and mittens.  In the past, we received many other types of every day clothing that we encourage you to donate to reuse shops in town, which we promote to students.)

Where to bring your donations:

Collection boxes can be found in the following locations from October 4-18, 2018:

  • McCullough Student Center– by the Box Office.
  • Service Building/ISSS Office– In the first floor entryway, by the stairs that go up to ISSS.

When it is:

We collect items from October 4-18, 2018. The Winter Clothing Closet will be on Friday, October 19, where items are given to students for free.

Questions?  Please contact ISSS at or by phone at 802-443-5858.

Thank you in advance for your contributions, which will help many new students stay warm and cozy this winter.