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Common Threads clothing store opens at SHS

Jonathan Valderrama, Staff Writer

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Through the collaborative efforts and support from administration, the school board, professional and support staff,as well as friends from our local community, we are proud to announce the opening of “Common Threads.” This is the newest of our school-based vocational training opportunities for our young adults with disabilities at the Stroudsburg High School. “Common Threads” is a gently used clothing store housed in the lower level of Stroudsburg High School.

Common Threads is open to the public at designated times each month allowing our students to practice and learn job skills in an authentic retail environment with support from staff. Our ultimate goal is that our young adults will learn the necessary skills that will allow them to obtain and maintain integrated competitive employment within our local community. Proceeds from sales of our gently used clothing goes toward vocational training opportunities and programs for our students with disabilities.

We are always accepting clothing donations (infant to adult  sizes, shoes and accessories). Donations can be dropped off at any of our Stroudsburg schools. Just label the bag  “Common Threads”. Please help us spread the word and tell your family and friends about us! That’s right, we have a real store in our high school!

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  1. Alefiyah Vahanvaty on April 27th, 2017 10:41 AM

    I really think that this is a truly amazing effort that we are having those that are special needs, learn how to become more active in the workforce/prepare them in the workforce. Years ago, kids that had special needs disabilities would’ve never recieved opportunities such as this. It is really great that we are spending time, investment, and energy into helping otherwise that are special needs.

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  2. Lauren Bruckstein on April 27th, 2017 11:13 PM

    After going to common threads, it didn’t feel like I was in the school! It felt like I was in a store and they had many nice things. This was a really wonderful idea and a lot of hard work was clearly put into it. The word about common threads definitely needs to get out there!

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  3. Jessica yerger on May 2nd, 2017 7:18 AM

    when working at the common threads it was a wonderful experience i was able to help people in need i love it amazing.

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  4. Emily Garbarino on May 2nd, 2017 10:48 AM

    Common Threads is awesome!! I think it’s great how this new clothing store is teaching Stroudsburg students to practice and learn skills like this! It’s also a great store that provides the community with very affordable clothes. Awesome story!!

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  5. Gabrielle Buchanan on May 2nd, 2017 10:57 AM

    I think this is such an amazing idea starting a clothing store right down stairs. I think it is great that these kids are learning stills they will need in their daily lives. Plus the clothes are really nice and I bought a lot from there already!

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