WJCS Kids' Kloset is a volunteer-driven program that provides Westchester County children and families in need with donated clothing and related items free of charge. Since Kids' Kloset was opened in 2011, it has provided over 7,000 local children with clothing and diapers. Items like diapers and wipes need to be new. Financial contributions allow Kids' Kloset to provide items that are not donated. An online contribution can be made here.
Items are ordered by agencies with a specific family in mind and then hand-packed to meet the needs, sizes and situation of the family. Each bag of clothing given out is directed to a particular family. Kids' Kloset accepts requests from Westchester-based public schools, clinics, houses of worship, social services organizations, shelters and anyone who works with youth living in need. Donations are distributed via social services agencies across the county.
Children, newborn to 18 years of age, receive "bags of love” with clothing prepared into outfits free of rips, stains, and missing buttons. The bags represent more than clothing. We believe they boost the confidence and esteem of the youth, potentially helping to improve grades at school and reduce stress in the household. And parents can be assured their children have clean, appropriate, well-fitting clothing.
Kids' Kloset is always in need of volunteers to sort and pack clothing. It’s a great opportunity for individuals as well as youth, corporate and school groups, community organizations and houses of worship to lend a hand.
Hours of Operation
Kids' Kloset appreciates your donations of children's clothing, shoes, new diapers, underwear and socks. Items that you and your child once loved are given to families that will treasure and enjoy them again. Donations can be dropped off at several locations. The most favored option is a stop and drop directly at Kids' Kloset, located at 170 E. Post Rd., off Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Standard donation hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. For weekly, updated additional donation hours, call (914) 831-7616 or email [email protected]
Additional locations for leaving donations:
Westchester Jewish Community Services - (Kids' Kloset is a program of WJCS). Address: 845 N. Broadway, White Plains. Donations can be dropped off Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Donors must be able to carry items themselves, since no porter service is available.
New York Sports Club, 15 Madison Avenue, Larchmont - seven days a week during club hours.
Kids' Kloset accepts only the following items:
Clean, seasonally appropriate* items:
- Gently used clothing for children (boys and girls), sizes newborn baby - teen XXXL
- Gently worn sneakers and casual shoes for boys and girls - ALL SIZES
- All sizes of boys and girls' socks and underwear (NEW ONLY)
Baby supplies accepted:
- Diapers and wipes (new only; open packages accepted)
- Baby bjorns, slings and snugglies
- Diaper bags
Sorry, no cribs, crib mattresses, strollers or toys, please.
- Fall and winter clothing/coats and shoes - collection ends March 15th
- Spring and summer clothing and shoes - collection begins March 15th
Social service providers can download the Kids' Kloset order form.
Visit our WJCS Kids' Kloset Facebook page and be sure to "like" us!!
Contact Stephanie Roth, director
914-831-7616; [email protected].