Basics for Local Kids serves Western Wisconsin kids! Providing winter-wear for nearly 5000 kids since 2010.

2022 Distribution Update

Basics for Local Kids is gearing up for another season of offering winter-wear to kids
ages newborn through 18 years old living in Pierce or St Croix counties
in western Wisconsin. We are hoping for optimal health conditions to host distribution events in the late Fall allowing kids to pick out their items and try on winter-wear for fit. Details will be posted at a later date.



  • Open to Pierce and St Croix County, Wisconsin kids age newborn through 18 years old in need of winter-wear.

  • Inventory based on donations. We do our best but cannot guarantee availability of all items.

  • Winter-wear items available include new and gently used winter coats, boots, snow pants, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, and new socks.

What is Basics for Local Kids?

Basics for Local Kids Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501c3, charity organization based out of Ellsworth, WI. Since 2010, we have been helping keep local kids warm during cold Wisconsin winters.

We believe that offering kids new/gently used, warm coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and gloves gives them an opportunity to endure the weather, stay active outside, and feel good about themselves with items that fit.

Kids in living in Pierce or St. Croix counties in western Wisconsin ages infant through 18 years old and in need of winter-wear are welcome to receive items via the online request form.

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Support Basics for Local Kids

Donate Winter Wear

Kids rely on your donation of new and gently used coats, snow pants, boots, and water-resistant gloves to help them stay warm and active this winter. All sizes needed from newborn through adult (for teens).

We have many drop off locations in Pierce & St. Croix counties. Donors in Pierce or St. Croix County can also request a doorstep pick up through the contact page. Please avoid items with rips, stains, or funky smells.

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Thank you to our generous partners!

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