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Cougar Closet

Cougar Closet

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GVHS Cougar Closet

The GVHS Cougar Closet helps students in need access clothing, shoes, school supplies, and self-care essentials at no cost. The Cougar Closet also helps support students in foster care or experiencing homelessness.



Contact Us:

Kelly Budisch

Student Support Manager II

Phone: 209-325-1833



Get Involved!


Attention GVHS Students: 

Are you interested in earning community service hours? Are you in a club that wants to host a clothing drive to donate to the closet? Please contact Ms. Budisch to see how you can help in the Cougar Closet.



Whether large or small, all donations count to help students in our school. Examples of what we need are:



  • Youth-Adult Sizes
  • New Socks
  • Jackets
  • Sweatshirts/Hoodies


Gently Used:

  • Shoes
  • Backpacks


Donations often need to be laundered, we are often in need of detergent and dryer sheets as well.



  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes


Questions and Answers

If you or any student you know at Golden Valley High School is in need of clothing please let them know to contact one of the staff members and ask about the Cougar Closet - we're here to help you!


    • Any Golden Valley High School student in need.
    • Families and teenagers do not need a referral from an agency or organization to access our program.
    • Any unaccompanied minor who does not have a parent or guardian.
    • Please complete the Cougar Closet Request Form above.
    • Visit the Closet during open hours
    • See your counselors, liaisons, or any teacher for services.
    • There is no limit to how many times a teen can use our program. Individuals in need may need to constantly replenish their clothes due to the inability to do laundry and the harshness of unsheltered living conditions.
    • We also understand that children are constantly outgrowing their clothes.