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


2023 Winter-Wear for Kids

Basics for Local Kids is preparing for another season
of offering winter-wear to kids in western Wisconsin.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORMS will open on October 1, 2023.

Options this year include:

Attend the in-person distribution event with your child on
Saturday, October 28th, 10am-noon, at New Richmond Middle School gym.


Submit an online request form to have volunteers fill requests and coordinate pick-up options at BLK office in Ellsworth, WI.


Schedule an appointment to bring child to BLK office Ellsworth, WI
to pick out the winter-wear they need.

     Kids that qualify:

  • Live in western Wisconsin

  • 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.

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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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