Update: special thanks to the alumni who made donations to Freddy’s Closet. Association President John Rasmussen and Secretary Keith McIntire presents the first check to AHS representatives on October 10th. The Association is committed to continued support of this project. Alumni can donate through the methods listed below.
As alumni of Atwater High School, we are all aware of the economic realities of the Atwater/Winton area serviced by our school. While never great the conditions were exasperated by the loss of the base in the mid 90’s. While never affluent our hometowns have always been occupied by hard working, dedicated and loyal residents. That tradition continues today and includes the students of AHS. The economic conditions put a strain on some families and student’s ability to meet the basic necessities of life. Freddy’s Closet was established by the administration at AHS to try and aid in those challenges.
Freddy’s Closet is a location where donated new and used clothing and basic necessities are available to students at no cost. The Atwater High School Alumni Association is a proud supporter of Freddy’s Closet and we hope all alumni will consider this option if you have items that are no longer needed, or you want to donate to a worthy cause that helps our future alumni. Thank you in advance for your help. Falcons forever!
The follow are items of special need at this time. Thank you for your consideration and for any help you can provide.
- Coats, jackets, sweaters and any warm weather clothing.
- Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotions). Travel size bottles from hotels. Toothbrushes and toothpaste (maybe samples that dentists distribute)
- Suits, slacks for boys, dresses for girls, items they can wear to an interview.
- Shoes are accepted and in general sizes S and XL are needed.
Donations can be made in person to the AHS office or mailed to the school in care of Atwater High School, Freddy’s Closet, 2201 Fruitland Ave., Atwater CA. 95301. Cash donations for Freddy’s Closet can be made to the Atwater High School Alumni Association by credit/debit card though the link on this site, please notate on the donation that it is dedicated to Freddy’s Closet. Or you can mail a check in care of the Association to 106, Laurel, Atwater CA. 95301.