Middleton-based non-profit ramps up clothing donations for children in need

Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 5:32 AM CDT
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MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) -School supplies and back to school clothes for teenagers, not to mention a growing kiddo, can come with a hefty price tag.

Luke’s Closet operating out of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Middleton looks to ease that financial burden for children in Dane Co.

The completely volunteer-run non-profit provides free clothing for adoptive, foster and kinship care children.

“Delivering clothes not only eases the burden for the caregivers but it also allows us to make it a gift,” starts Kim Nickel, the Closet’s operations coordinator. “We want to make it a gift, something special, this is not a hand-me-down, when so much of their life is second hand, we want them to feel first hand.”

Recently reaching a new milestone, providing its 1,000th bag of clothing for kids in need, the non-profit knows their work is needed now more than ever.

If you would like to donate new or nearly new clothing, sizes birth through 18 years of age, you can do so by visiting the church’s contactless drop-off located at 7337 Hubbard Ave in Middleton, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Providing clothes that are good quality, clothes that kiddos of any family likes to wear is really important for our kiddos and that’s something that our donors are so generous with and we really are appreciative of,” says Nickel.

To shop the non-profit’s wish list, see here.

Luke’s Closet accepts donations year-round of in-season clothing.

Middleton-based non-profit ramps up clothing donations for children