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.

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.

We accept in-kind donations of gently used & new items by appointment only.
To schedule an appointment to donate clothing please contact:

Jackie Wynn, Operational Support Services Coordinator
Wayne County Children Services
Phone: (330) 345-5340