Tuesday, February 10, 2015

March Shopping Dates at Our Kids' Closet

I'm counting on that "in like a lion out like a lamb" thing this year.  By this time each year I admit I've had my fill of winter.  Thankfully the change in temperature corresponds nicely with my winter patience!  At Our Kids' Closet we have one more month of winter clothing available and we would like to diminish as much of our stock as possible so the bag limit for March will be increased to three bags per family.  This is a good month to look forward to next fall and pick up jackets, boots, and outwear in anticipation.  So if you're in need of clothing, boots, jackets, hats or mittens stop on in and take advantage of our bounty.

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 our next shopping date is:

  • Thursday, March 5th - 6-8 PM
  • Saturday, March 7th - 9-11 AM

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TCI's Mitten Tree

A big thanks to all of the folks at TCI, LLC of Germantown!. They gathered and donated a bunch of great items for our shoppers. And they did it with style: They hosted a “mitten tree” as you'll see in the picture.

It was great, and VERY successful.  The new hats, gloves, scarves and clothing will all go to those who need them.

The generosity of the people and businesses that we have within our community never fails to amaze me.

Thanks TCI!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thanks to Germantown Neighborhood Stitchery group

Over the last 5 years, a wonderful group of ladies from Germantown - the Neighborhood Stitchery Group - have been sending these great gifts to Our Kids Closet. We are very appreciative.  

This year we decided to bring your donations home and take a picture beside our Christmas tree before setting them out for our patrons.  What fun that was…each item was cuter than the next!  Oh yeah - and the hats are sooo neat!

Each gift will all find a new home with some lucky family very quickly. 

Thanks again (and again)!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

County Line School Girl Scouts sponsor Pajama Party

Our Kids' Closet would like to express our gratitude to the Girl Scouts from County Line School in Germantown for their generous donation of new socks, pajamas and underwear. The Girl Scouts held a successful Pajama Party at school and collected all sorts of beautiful items for our families.

This is the second time this great troop has raised donations for Our Kids’ Closet. So once again, thank you to the girls for keeping us in mind while they shared of their time and talent for children in the community.

Thanks again Girls!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tri Sigma Oshkosh wants to help keep you warm

Thanks to all the young women of Tri Sigma Oshkosh Sorority for their donation of blankets for all of our families. These are super soft, big and wonderful!

Living Word Lutheran High helps out

We want to say thank you to the staff & students of Living Word Lutheran High School for their  generous donation to our families.  

Most of our families just need a little help to get them through some difficult times, and by holding a clothing drive you provided a much needed service for them.  

We really enjoyed working with the students during their visit and teaching them about our operations. They were all fully engaged and really wanted to help.

Your school's day of service is a wonderful example of reaching out to the community and showing those around us how much good “just a little bit of help” can truly be.


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!