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Basics for Local Kids serves Western Wisconsin kids! Providing winter-wear for over 6000 kids since 2010.

2024 Winter-Wear for Kids

Basics for Local Kids offers winter-wear to kids in western Wisconsin.

Distribution events primarily take place October thru December.
If your child is in need of items, you can click on
Option A or Option B below to submit an online request form.

     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, and mittens/gloves.


OPTION A: Register child to "shop" at the BLK office in Ellsworth, WI
for the win
ter-wear they need (by appointment only).
(126 S Chestnut St, Ellsworth, WI)

AFTER completing this registration form, click here to schedule an appointment
on to make an appointment for kids to shop.
Additional time slots will be added as needed.


OPTION B: Click here to submit an online request form to have volunteers fill requests
and coordinate pick-up at the BLK office, 126 S Chestnut St, Ellsworth, WI by appointment.
Note: we will do our best to fill requests within a week. We will then notify you
for pick-up options at our Ellsworth office.



CLOSED: Register to attend the in-person distribution event with your child in October.

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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