The Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) is a partnership between the 15th District Parent
Teacher Association (PTA) and the Diversity, Equity, Poverty (DEP) Unit at Jefferson County
Public Schools (JCPS). Since 1971, CAP has provided clothing, accessories, and basic items to
students and families so that students can focus on success.
Am I eligible?
Any JCPS family is eligible to receive CAP services. What is it you’re looking for? A new
school uniform, a winter coat, new shoes, casual clothing, or a shirt and tie for graduation? CAP
likely has it. To receive services, call your child’s school and ask for the Family Resource Center
coordinator (elementary school) or a Youth Services Center coordinator (middle and high
school). These helpers can send your request to CAP, which can either have items ready for
pickup or host an in-person visit.
Is there a charge?
Never. Generous donors provide new items and gently used items to CAP because they know we
get them to the people who need and appreciate them.
How do I volunteer?
Volunteers started CAP in 1971, and volunteers power the organization and operation each
week. All schools are invited to send representatives to volunteer at CAP twice each year. See the 2023-24 volunteer schedule here. There are a variety of volunteer jobs for every ability and skill.
CAP often needs volunteers for special events, and CAP provides letters and forms if students
need proof of volunteer service. Throughout the year, CAP regularly hosts groups of volunteers
from businesses, nonprofits, scout troops, houses of worship, and sports teams. You’ll see most
of these good folks and other news featured on the CAP Facebook page (@PTACAP) or on the
CAP Twitter account (@PTA_CAP).
To request a tour or find out ways that your workplace, group, or house of worship could help,
send an email to Justin Willis at [email protected].