Our mission

Support our students.
Support our community.


Mission: To facilitate all Calcasieu Parish School board students to be prepared and enabling them to learn in the classroom by providing uniforms, supplies and nutrition as our resources allow.


It all started with a simple shopping trip. DeWanna found uniforms on sale and decided to hold on to them until a student outgrew old uniforms or the need arose for new ones. She quickly found out the need was already present in many Calcasieu Parish schools and it was greater than she'd imagined.

The need for uniforms, shoes, and supplies is not a demographic one- it is parish wide. And it's not as simple of an issue as neglect, but one of hard working parents, grandparents, and the rising demand for more supplies every year. Students have enough distractions in and out of the classroom every day that hinder their learning environments. DeWanna's Closet aims to eliminate one of those distractions by making sure students are equipped for the classroom every day.

DeWanna's Closet is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks out the needs of educators in the Calcasieu Parish School Board system and attempts to meet those needs as resources allow. The Closet serves children ages 3 years through high school. Everything they distribute is brand new, and ready for students upon delivery. DeWanna's Closet has a heart to not only meet the needs, but to exceed in quality for the students of Calcasieu Parish.

If you are in the education system in Calcasieu Parish and know of a need in the classroom, please use the "Make A Request" form to submit those needs to DeWanna's Closet. If you'd like to partner with us, use the contact forms or "Donation" page to do so.

Invest in the future of Calcasieu Parish by empowering our teachers and students one need at a time.

DeWanna & Phillip Tarver

DeWanna & Phillip Tarver