The Teen Closet Has New Look

By KBJR News 1

October 3, 2012 Updated Oct 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM CDT

(DULUTH,MN)---After grants from the Northland Foundation, a Twin Ports clothing store, geared toward at–risk youth, has reopened looking trendier than before.

The Teen Closet, located at 300 East Second Street in Duluth held a special open house today to show off its updated space.

The LSS Youth Leadership Council applied for the Youth in Philanthropy and the Valspar Paint Grant totaling thirteen hundred dollars.

"We did get a lot of input from teenagers, you know a lot of our volunteers are teenagers, so the stuff that goes out on the rack, it gets their approval first," Lisa Williams, a Teen Closet manager said.

Volunteers, shop clientele and nearly 30 employees from Minnesota Power helped renovate the area.

Retail stores such as Hot Topic and Maurices are donating new clothes every six to eight weeks.

Williams says there is always a need for gently used donations from the community.

The Teen Closet is open each Tuesday from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.