OUR WISH LIST

The Kid’s Closet

The kid’s closet is a resource that provides families with the essentials to help them keep children in a safe and protective home. Many of these kids have never had new clothes or a shiny new toy. Giving them something that they can truly call their own helps boost their self worth and begins to restore hope. Because our kids rarely receive new items and there is a cost associated with cleaning used donations, we only accept new items for our children.

 

How to Help

  • Donate any of the items below to support a family at the Center. Items can be dropped off at the Center.
  • Host a Donation Drive! Invite your friends and family to bring any of the items below to your own hosted event.
  • Start a drive at work! Ask your co-workers to help the abused and neglected children of Austin by donating to our Kid’s Closet.

To donate or inquire about the Kid’s Closet, please contact the Center at 512-472-1164.

 

Immediate Needs

  • Bus passes
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Diapers: Sizes 3 and 4
  • New car seats
  • Spring and summer clothes for boys and girls: Infants to 17
  • Shoes for boys and girls: Infants to 17
  • Undergarments for girls/boys/teens
  • Throw blankets
  • Socks
  • Light jackets for teens
  • Lice treatment
  • Lotion
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Lip balm
  • Craft kits, coloring books for tweens and teens

Daily Needs

  • Grocery store and discount store gift cards
  • Diapers, pull-ups and wipes
  • Sketch/art notebooks
  • Markers – regular and fine tip
  • Bracelet whistles
  • Clay that can air dry
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Masking tape
  • Washable paint
  • Watercolor sets
  • Gently used or new Barbie or Groovy Girl dolls
  • Baby dolls
  • Plastic beads for bracelet making
  • Stuffed animals (small and medium sized)
  • Stuffed dogs
  • Children’s books in Spanish

Additional Needs

  • New shorts, t-shirts, sweatpants and jeans for children and teens
  • New tennis shoes (all ages)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • New sheets – twin, full, queen
  • Safety hardware – outlet covers, drawer/cabinet locks
  • Prepared meals and snacks for volunteer and investigator trainings
  • Folding easels
  • Portable DVD player
  • Blue ribbon
  • 8” x 11” and 11” x 13” document frames
  • Blank, sealed DVDs
  • New plastic storage containers
  • Seasonal bedding plants and flowers
  • Sports balls (footballs, soccer balls,baseballs)
  • Water bottles