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Dream Closet Officially Announces December 9 as Next Free Shopping Event

Kylen Feltes, '15, keeps her dream [closet] moving forward


Dream Closet, a recognized student organization at Minnesota State University, Mankato, has officially released the date of their next expense free shopping event. The Dream Closet team will be hosting their free shopping event at Minnesota State University, Mankato's Centennial Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The Dream Closet team will be collecting clothing from the community at various locations, such as the College Town Clubhouse, KIA of Mankato, the YWCA, and many more than can be found on their website. They will be accepting men's, women's, and children's clothing, shoes and accessories. "My favorite part about the event is that everyone is invited. When someone approaches me and asks me where to pay for their clothing, I get to tell them that it is all free! The look on their face is prices," said Kylen Feltes, '15, founder of Dream Closet.

Guests are encouraged to allow Dream Closet personal shoppers to guide them through all of the clothing to help them find what they are looking for. Other attractions at this event include professional face painting by Face 2 Face Creations, a photo booth with professional photography, along with snacks and refreshments. "Truly was just like a dream," said a guest from a past event.

For more information about this upcoming event, visit the Dream Closet website at or call Kylen Feltes at 715-222-1660. Like them on Facebook at

About Dream Closet
Dream Closet was founded in November 2013 by Kylen Feltes. At that time, Kylen was a junior attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. She realized the need for clothing and reached out to the YWCA for assistance in implementing her idea of a free shopping event. With the help of the YWCA, Minnesota State Mankato, and many others, the first event was help in December of 2013, with great success.

What was initially intended to be a holiday event became realized as a seasonal need for the Mankato community. Dream Closet events are currently being held every spring, fall, and holiday season for the entire community of Mankato to enjoy. The events are run solely on donations from the community. It truly is an event for the community, by the community.


For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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