Running an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization comes with costs. We purchase some items that we do not get donated, we pay utilities, and we have other operational expenses. Your financial support directly helps children.
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By appointment only, we accept new and gently used newborn-to-adult size, all-season clothing including pajamas, coats, hats, gloves, winter boots, and shoes. See "Prepare Your Stuff" to get started.
Disclosure: Sometimes, we have a surplus of certain sizes that we don't have room for. Don't worry - we save the best for children in foster care. Other items might be sold at our M2M sale with 100% of the proceeds used for operating costs.
Gently used items must be clean, freshly washed, and sorted by size/gender/season from a non-smoking environment.
Please label by size/gender/season on the outside of the plastic bags (no cardboard boxes for clothes). Please make sure baby items of all sizes are clean and wiped down. This really helps our volunteers!
We need baby supplies including diapers sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6, baby wipes, pull-ups, formula, baby shampoo, lotion, bubble bath, Desitin cream, baby monitors, and baby bottles.
Currently, we cannot accept: used toys, suitcases, baby bumpers, breast pumps, used stuffed animals, Christening gowns, dropside cribs, used suitcases and duffle bags, dollar store socks, and food items.
We DO take candy, cereal, and peanut butter.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are currently at capacity for suitcases.
We need full-size body wash, shampoo, conditioner, kid's toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, Q-tips, lip balm, new combs and hairbrushes, new toiletry bags, and lice kits. Check out our Amazon Wish List for ideas or to ship items directly to us.
Many children who come into foster care have never had a cake, presents, and someone to sing to them. Imagine waiting your whole life for a birthday party. Now, you can make a difference by supporting our Birthday Bag program. Pick up a few things on sale/clearance or check out ideas on our Infant-4, 5-12 y/os, and Teens Amazon Wish Lists.
We accept sporting equipment such as skateboards, skates, soccer/cleated shoes, baseball bats, balls, mitts, helmets, uniforms, protective equipment, skin/elbow guards, soccer/sports socks, boxing gloves, punching bags, large sports duffle bags, and more.
Please check out Amazon Wish Lists for Boy's Summer Essentials, Girl's Summer Essentials, Boy's Winter Essentials, Girl's Winter Essentials, Hygiene Needs, School Supplies, Infant/Baby/Toddler Needs, Bath Time Should Be Fun Time and Closet Supplies for Daily Operations. Ship a few items directly to us and we will put them to good use right away!
Shipping from another store like Target, Kohl's, Walmart, or Meijer?
Our package shipping address is:
Macomb Foster Closet
12014 Carney Street
Warren, MI 48089
For a teen with nothing, a gift card or two can make a world of difference. We suggest $25/$50/$100 gift cards for retailers such as: VISA, Target, Dunhams, DSW, Meijer, Kohls, Old Navy, or Walmart.
Help children in foster care while you shop. It's that easy! Simply register your Kroger Plus Card at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select the Macomb Foster Closet (FP081).
Check out our Amazon Wish List for items that our kids need for school. Making a financial donation, buying off the list, or doing a drive at your work, school, church, or organization is a great way to get kids in foster care off to a great start and build their confidence.
You can have a great impact on children right here in our community by including the Macomb Foster Closet in your will and estate plan. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss how an estate gift of any size can make a huge difference!
If you do not see an upcoming donation day, please be patient and check back in a few weeks. Thanks to our generous community, we are sometimes at capacity for accepting used items.