The first Impact Closet opened at the High School for students on April 16, 2016.




The Impact Foundation (IF), a student committee of the York Suburban Education Foundation (YSEF) formed in the fall of 2015. In December of that same year, IF was awarded a $4,926 grant from the York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Strategic Community Grant Program in support of IF’s Impact of Caring project.


The Impact of Caring grant assisted in
constructing Impact Closets within all six
of the York Suburban School District buildings. The Impact Closets provide basic supplies for students attending each school. IF also secured startup funds for stocking the closets with
supplies through the Jeffrey D. Sindicich
Foundation, and from a private contribution from Carolyn F. Warman. The Sindicich Foundation
was created in memory of Jeffrey Sindicich, a 1986 York Suburban graduate.


In August of 2016, ten York Suburban High School students involved with the Impact Foundation (IF) met at East York Elementary School to build an Impact Closet. The closet is stocked with free school supplies, clothes, and hygiene items to benefit the growing population of students experiencing a difficult time meeting their basic needs.

Assembling and prepping the storage shelves to be used in organizing the Impact Closets
Assembling and prepping the storage shelves to be used in organizing the Impact Closets

After assembling shelving units, cutting trim, constructing and painting walls, and stocking the shelves with supplies, six(6) Impact Closets, one within each of the YS district buildings were completed. A grant awarded through the York County Community Foundation allowed the students to complete construction by December 2016.

The Impact Foundation (IF) was also awarded a $300 competitive grant from YCAL (York County Alliance for Learning). The grant underwrote the cost of the Impact Foundation logo development. The students had the practical experience of working with the professional marketing firm, GRIT, to develop their new logo. Students involved on the IF board receive York Suburban High School internship credit.


Click the link below:
Impact Closets- Students Helping Students
to watch a video detailing how the Impact
Closet program started and is now installed
at all six buildings in the District.



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