Pass It On Kid's Kloset
Pass It On Kid's Kloset is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven program affiliated with WJCS that provides Westchester County children and families in need with donated clothing and related items free of charge. Since Kid's Kloset was opened in 2011, it has provided approximately 3,000 local children with clothing, diapers, strollers and other items.
Children, newborn to 18 years of age, receive "bags of love." Each "bag of love" contains a week’s worth of clothing prepared into outfits free of rips, stains, missing buttons, etc. 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. Bags can be requested each season. In winter, we include coats, boots, hat/gloves; in summer, bathing suits and towels, in the fall, backpacks and school clothing. Bags are packed to personally suit each child and detailed information helps us tailor the package to suit the child's likes and style.
Each bag of clothing and every stroller given out is directed to a particular family. 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.
Kid's 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.
Kid's 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.
It is hard to believe that in In Westchester County nearly 12 percent of children newborn to age 18 live in poverty. Kid's Kloset is doing something to address this and, you can too! When kids have clothing and shoes that fit properly and the things they need to attend school, they are more confident and focused, which is not only a health benefit, but also a social and academic benefit. Pass it on….make a difference.
Pass It On Kid's Kloset appreciates your donations of children's clothing, shoes and baby equipment. 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 Kid's Kloset, located at 170 E. Post Rd., off Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Standard donation hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am - 12:30pm. For weekly, updated additional donation hours, please call (914) 831-7616 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional locations for leaving donations:
Straight A's Educational Toy store - A terrific store and neighbor of Kid's Kloset will accept your donations on our behalf during their business hours (7 days a week). Address: 180 E. Post Rd., White Plains. For details on hours, please check their website: www.straightaseducational.com
Westchester Jewish Community Services - (Kid's Kloset is a program of WJCS). Address: 845 N. Broadway, White Plains. Donations can be dropped off Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Donors must be able to carry items themselves, since no porter service is available.
Kid's 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 equipment accepted:
1. Diapers and wipes (new only; open packages accepted)
2. Single and double strollers
3. Infant carriers, car seats and boosters (5 years or newer)
4. Pack and plays
5. Baby bjorns, slings and snugglies
6. Diaper bags
Sorry, no cribs, crib mattresses or baby toys, please
*Seasonally appropriate -
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 click here for the Kid's Kloset order form.
Financial contributions allow Kid's Kloset to provide items that are not donated. To make an online contribution, click here.
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CONTACT: Stephanie Roth, Director