Wednesday, October 22, 2014

November Shopping Dates at Our Kids' Closet

I can't believe it's almost November already!  School is in full swing, the leaves are falling, and everyone is bracing for the cold weather to come.  Are you ready?  Well at Our Kids Closet we are ready for those changes with warm winter clothing.  If you're in need of clothing, boots, jackets, hats or mittens this is a great month to stop in.

Our Kids' Closet exists only because of the generous donation of clothing. Please keep us in mind and drop off some of those clothes that you no longer need - newborn through size 14/16. Our 24 hour donation bin is located at St. Boniface Church or drop off on any of our open shopping days at Columbia St. Mary's Clinic - both in Germantown, WI.

As always if you live in Washington, Waukesha, or Ozaukee county, are of low income and your children are in need of clothing (newborn through 14/16), you are welcome to do some shopping. We've got open shopping dates every month and would look forward to seeing you.

We are open for shopping on the 1st Thursday (6-8 pm) and 1st Saturday (9-11 am) every month and our next shopping dates are:

  • Saturday, November 1st 9-11 am 
  • Thursday, November 6th 6-8 pm

Friday, June 13, 2014

Leadership Germantown Donation

Once again Leadership Germantown stepped up to help the families of Our Kids' Closet.  They chose to reach out to the community with a combination clothing and funding drive that was hugely successful.  All the planning and coordinating involved with this type of project is very much appreciated. Another really neat thing about this project was that they worked with some of the students at Kennedy Middle School involving them in the clothing drive.  What a  great way to introduce the students to the joy of giving back to the community.  Thanks to all that contributed and all involved in this project!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

MOMS Club donates summer essentials kits

 The MOMS Club of Germantown-East did a really unique gift for all of our families: a summer essentials kit. A bag containing sun tan lotion, mosquito repellent, hand sanitizer and more... all the stuff your kids need for summer.  How neat is that!

We have been handing them out during our June and July shopping dates. The families just love them!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thanks to Wisconsin Shower Door!!

Our Kids’ Closet would like to thank the good folks at Wisconsin Shower Door & Supply Corp. of Menomonee Falls for their work gathering and donating to our families.

The staff, their customers and vendors all really helped out! They collected and donated new pajamas, socks and underwear will all go to those who need them. Our families will love them and they will be used in no time.

Their generosity will help ease some of the financial burden facing our families as they work to make ends meet for their family.

Many Thanks!

Germantown Neighborhood Stitchery Group donates Pajamas

Once again we would like to thank the Germantown Neighborhood Stitchery Group for their donation to our families. They keep helping year after year! Their donation of 30 new pajamas will all find new homes very quickly.  

The children will love all the bright colors and soft fabrics that you chose and be used and appreciated.

Their generosity certainly benefit our families. 

Thanks so much!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thanks to Roberts Frozen Custard & Cake And Bake!

Roberts Frozen Custard and Cake And Bake cookiesThis month the Kids got an extra surprise, thanks to the generosity of the good folks at Germantown's own Cake And Bake and Roberts Frozen Custard!

Each kid got a delicious Christmas cookie decorated and donated by Cake And Bake. They also received a gift certificate for some yummy Roberts Custard! What a treat!!

Thanks to both of these local businesses for donating these items, and thinking of our customers during Christmas season. Visit them soon and thank them for supporting our community. (links to their web sites are above)

A Merry Christmas to all!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

County Line Girl Scout Troop helps out!!

Thanks to the wonderful girls of the County Line Girl Scout troop (and their Moms) for the great donation of Pajamas, Socks and underwear. Most of our families just need a little help to get them through some difficult times, and with your work gathering this donation you are helping them do just that!  We really appreciated all the time and effort you devote to helping Our Kids Closet.  Bravo!!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanks Richfield Lioness Club - Again!!

Yet another "thanks" is due: Every year it seems that the Richfield Lioness Club devotes their time and efforts to help out Our Kids Closet. This year again, they have donated socks, pajamas and other items that will be much appreciated by our families. We really appreciated all the time and effort this wonderful organization devotes to helping Our Kids Closet, year after year.  Bravo!!! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Parade Collection

If you're going to the Germantown Christmas Parade keep us in mind........

Thursday, November 7, 2013

St. Johns kids help OKC

St. John’s Lutheran Church Confirmation Class recently held a very successful clothing drive to benefit the clients of Our Kids' Closet.

After the drive was complete they stopped in to drop their items off, tour the facility and get to know us a little better. The kids were very willing and eager to help sort, organize and hang some of the clothes they had brought in. 

It was a pleasure to meet them and hear how much they enjoyed the experience of helping others.  A big thank-you goes out to kids and parents that made this such a success!