Knight's Closet

  • The district has established a Knight's Closet at each of our school buildings to help students in need, particularly those who are homeless or at-risk. Our goal in creating the Knight Closet is to meet students basic needs with items such as food, clothing, hygiene products and school supplies.  We are hopeful that by fulfilling these needs, students will be able to focus on their education. The district's social work team will be working closely with these students to ensure they are educated on how to access additional outside resources.

    If you are a Reading School District student/family and need assistance with clothing, hygeine products, school supplies or basic food supplies, please contact the principal, nurse or school counselor at your child's school. Click here to see a list of our schools.

    If you would like to donate to Knight's Closet, please contact social worker/RHS homeless liaison Emily Snisky at 610-371-5935, ext. 54126. Monetary donations are accepted and can be made payable to RHS Knight Closet.

    In addition, the most-requested items include:  

    • New clothes, including socks, underwear, sports bras, T-shirts and coats

    • Hygiene products, including shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush and Toothpaste, feminine hygiene products and liquid bath soap

    • Baby supplies, including diapers and wipes

    • Hairbrushes

    • Laundry detergent and dish soap

    • Dish soap

    • Backpacks

    • Non-perishable food and drink powder

    • Bottled water

    • BARTA bus passes

    • Gift Cards for grocery stores, fast-food restaurants, clothing stores and barbershops/hair dressers

    • Goodwill gift cards for interview clothing


  • Emily Snisky
    Knight's Closet Contact

    610-371-5935, ext. 54126

    BCIU Homeless Student Program