Anderson Children's Foundation

Desert Best Friend's Closet

Desert Best Friend's Closet

Youth Attire Program (2020-2021)

Meet Your Dress Code With Confidence

There are so many times where casual clothes just won’t do. Whether it’s a job, internship or a club event, sometimes you need to meet a professional dress code. Obtaining the right apparel can be difficult and expensive. That’s why Desert Best Friend’s Closet (DBFC) is offering a FREE professional attire program just for high school students.

Students make an appointment and work with our volunteer “stylists” who will help you select an outfit that works for your next school activity, event or professional position. And the outfit is yours to keep!

SAY YES TO THE DRESS . . . . OR SUIT!

Satisfy the dress requirements of your extracurricular activities (ie. Mock Trial, Debate Club, Model UN, Junior Statesmen of America)

Learn to how to dress professionally today and in the future (scholarship or job interview)

Project a more polished image for your activities (ie. HOSA, HEAL, DATA or CTE Academy, Young Women Leaders, Ophelia Project)

Feel more confident

FEMALE STUDENTS—will have choices of a suit, dress, slacks, skirt, blouse, jacket, shoes and bras.

MALE STUDENTS—may receive suit or slacks, dress shirt, necktie, shoes and a belt

Clothing choices may vary, depending on available sizes and the activity’s dress code.


Professional Attire for Youth (2019-2020)

Meet Your Dress Code With Confidence

There are so many times where casual clothes just won't do. Whether it's your job or internship or a club event, sometimes you need to meet a professional dress code. Obtaining the right wardrobe can be difficult and expensive. That's why Desert Best Friend's Closet (DBFC) is offering a FREE professional attire program just for high school students.

You make an appointment and work with our volunteer "stylists" who will help you select an outfit that works for your next school event or professional position. And the outfit is yours to keep!

Satisfy the dress requirements of your extracurricular activities (ie. Mock Trial, Debate Club, Model UN, Junior Statesmen of America) Learn to how to dress professional today and in the future (scholarship or job interview)

Interview Attire (2018-2019)

Desert Best Friend's Closet (DBFC)'s Interview Attire program outfits low-income job seekers We discovered an unmet need that the youth in the Coachella Valley have a demand for professional attire. We are approached by high school counselors, YMCA, HOSA, Young Women Leaders and others to help students with clothing. Most local youths do not have a suit or dress clothes, nor can their families afford to purchase these items. This puts us in a difficult position—be the agency that "says yes," and helps those youths, or decline since we do not have funding for a youth program.

Anderson Children's Foundation will fund 50 students from any of three local school districts (Palm Springs, Desert Sands or Coachella Valley) to be outfitted with professional attire as needed for extracurricular activities. The goal of the funding will be to level the playing field for students and their families who struggle to satisfy the dress requirements of extracurricular activities. Additionally, DBFC will educate the students how to dress professionally, project a more polished image and most importantly, treat each student with dignity and respect.