The Closet provides a safe and private environment for children when they first enter foster care. Families are able to come and receive all the niceties to make it through the first week of placement.
Upon their first visit to The Closet children will receive
- 7-10 days worth of clothing
- A Welcome Bag containing the following items.
- New Package of socks
- New Package of underwear
- New Pajamas
- New Pair of Shoes
- Hygiene Kit
- New Blanket
The Closet is available to meet the clothing need of children who are currently placed with a family through a licensing agency. This includes children who are in the foster care system, placed in kinship care, safety plan placement, guardianship, and children who are adopted.
Families can utilize The Closet program anytime there is a season change or size change.
Visits to The Closet can be scheduled during our general operating hours .
The Closet has seasonal items available throughout the year. Winter items are available October through March. Prom and Formal Dresses are available year round. And we also have Halloween costumes and school supplies. To receive seasonal items please book an appointment.
Each fall we host a back to school event. At this event children will receive the following items Backpack, school supplies, socks, underwear, shoes, and back to school clothes. School supplies kits will be available throughout the school year for new placements.
We have a wide variety of baby equipment available to assist families who are taking in infants. We have everything from baby bathtubs to strollers.
If you are in need baby equipment please schedule an appointment at The Closet.
The Closet operates by the support of the community and is run by staff and a team of volunteers. We accept new and like new clothing sizes Preemie to adult 3xl. To see a complete list of items we accept click here. Donations are currently accepted without an appointment during business hours.
Interested in sponsoring a child's visit to The Closet?
-Make a one time donation of $75 (supports one child's visit)
-Become a monthly sponsor of $75 (supports 12 children's visit to The Closet)
We see on average of 125 kids per month.
A visit to The Closet provides:
- 7-10 Outfits
- 1 New pair of shoes
- 2 New pairs of Pj's
- 1 Package of Socks
- 1 Package of Underwear
- 2 Hoodies or Sweatshirts
- Seasonal Items
- and so much more!