Matt’s Rack provides new and gently used clothing to students in area Lutheran schools, including Concordia. All information is kept confidential.
The program was started in 2008 by Mrs. Chris Goeglein along with a group of volunteers. Beginning in 2015, Mrs. Luanne Erdos took over the program. While not working directly with families, the program is a teaching tool for students who will learn about stock and inventory, purchasing and accounting.
“We are serving the neediest of our families through Matt’s Rack,” Erdos said. “By providing clothing and uniforms that mirror what their classmates are wearing, we believe this removes ‘appearance’ as a possible deterrent to their interaction and learning.”
Matt’s Rack works with outside organizations such as Cross Border Partners, local merchants, Max’s Kid Source, Salvation Army, Goodwill, Premium Imports and Mark Fore.