Basics for Local Kids serves Western Wisconsin Kids by providing winter-wear for over 3500 kids since 2010.


2020 is a crazy year of changes as we attempt to stay healthy during the COVID Pandemic. Good news is that Basics for Local Kids will continue to offer winter-wear to kids ages newborn through 18 years old living in Pierce or St Croix County. Distribution will be adjusted for safety. Request forms will be submitted online; and pickup available at our Ellsworth office by appointment, as well as weekly deliveries taking place to various communities.


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

  • Inventory based on donations

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

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 western Wisconsin ages infant - 18 years old and in need of winter-wear are welcome to receive items via the online request form.

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. However, due to COVID-19 precautions most collection sites are on hold this year. Donors in Pierce or St. Croix County can request a doorstep pick up through the contact page. Please avoid items with tears or stains.

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Thank you to our generous partners!

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