Closet of Hope

The purpose of the Closet of Hope is to provide children that are taken into foster care with a backpack that contains a three day supply of clothing and a blanket for comfort, as well as toiletries, diapers, school supplies and personal items, if needed.

Join Us

We accept in-kind donations of gently used & new items by appointment only.

Donations

Generally, the contents of the closet include:

  • Blankets - handmade or new fleece
  • Footwear (like "new" or new) or shoe store gift cards
  • School Supplies (new & unopened)
  • Diapers (must be new & unopened)
  • Toiletries/Feminine hygiene products (must be new & unopened)
  • Seasonal clothing

          Summer clothing is only accepted March through July.
          Winter clothing only accepted August through February.

In addition, monetary donations or gift cards for clothing & footwear stores are always accepted and encouraged to help provide sizes that may be hard to fit.

Schedule Appointment

To schedule an appointment to donate clothing please contact:

Lisa Kopczinsky

Volunteer Coordinator
Wayne County Children Services
(330) 345-5340 ext. 2379
Lisa.Kopczinsky@jfs.ohio.gov

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Volunteer applications are processed during the months of February through September. Please don’t find this discouraging. Our Christmas ‘Make a Wish’ program takes a lot of coordination and impacts our time with insuring that all children have a bright holiday. We will gladly review applications we receive from October 1 through January 31 beginning the month of February.