Socrates Uniform Closet

Uniform Closet Hours

The Socrates Uniform Closet will be open during the following times*:


  • Check back for Summer hours.


*Dates subject to change based on having a sufficient number of volunteers.

Volunteer at the Uniform Closet

The Uniform Closet can only be open with the support of our parent volunteers. We are looking for permanent volunteers to work between two and four shifts a month. If you are interested, please email Shelly Mehringer the days of the week and the times you are available to volunteer on a regular basis. We would like to be open several days during the month including some evenings and Saturday mornings. However, we can only do this with the help and support of volunteers.


Each month, new volunteer opportunities are posted on Sign-Up GeniusFor information about volunteering at the Uniform Closet, please email Shelly Mehringer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Uniform Patches

Socrates is pleased to provide patches for shirts and other uniform articles at a reasonable cost to students and parents. Money from the Socrates Uniform Closet is used to directly benefit the school, so you can save money and help out the school at the same time.

Heat Press Patches

Please remember to bring any uniform shirts that require heat press patches to the Uniform Closet with you. The patches must be applied at the Uniform Closet as they require the use of a heat press machine. Please note we will not be able to apply patches while you wait.


We anticipate a high volume of orders during the first several weeks and will require additional time to apply the patches. Payment is required when the shirts are dropped off at the Closet. The cost is $4.00 each.


Please remove all packaging and tags from uniforms before dropping them off at the Closet.


We provide order forms for parents to fill out. You will be notified when the shirts are ready for you to pick up. We will do our best to fulfill the orders as quickly as possible, but it could take up to 5 – 7 days to complete orders. You can pick up the completed orders during the hours the Closet is open.

Embroidered Patches

The Uniform Closet sells embroidered patches for $5.00 each. The embroidered patches will not be applied by the Uniform Closet.  The embroidered patches need to be sewn on to jackets, sweaters, jumpers, etc.

New Uniform Shirts

We are excited to let everyone know the Uniform Closet is selling new uniform shirts! We offer a unisex youth short sleeve polo style shirt available in both hunter green and white. Sizes are: youth small, youth medium, youth large, and youth extra large. We have a very limited supply of light blue shirts in youth medium only. The cost is $15.00 each, which includes the price of the heat press patch.


Please help us build our “Closet” by donating uniforms and spirit wear you no longer need. We accept any approved uniform piece that is still in fair condition, with no stains, rips, or tears.


If you have any questions, please email Shelly Mehringer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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