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Mia's Closet stops by Las Americas to help kids in need

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Kids at Houston ISD's Las Americas School can shop for school clothes at school.  They don't even have to pay for them, thanks to Mia's Closet.

Chelsea Coffey, 25, founded the organization in May, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

"I always wanted to do something meaningful for kids, especially girls, help build their self-confidence," Coffey said.

Originally, Mia's Closet set up mobile boutiques at schools and community centers.  Girls, K through 12, could go, get assigned a personal shopper, and pick out outfits.  In October, the non-profit took over operation of the donated clothing room at the school.

Las Americas is HISD's school for recent arrivals.  Students come from 32 different countries and speak 29 different languages.  Many were born in refugee camps.

Principal Marie Moreno said there is a dire need for this.

"Some of them come with nothing.  They just have the clothes on their backs," Moreno said.

Obviously the kids benefit, but Chelsea said they are not the only ones.

"For our team and our volunteers, I always wonder who has a better experience."

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