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Basics for Local Kids serves Western Wisconsin kids! Providing winter-wear for over 5500 kids since 2010.

2023 Winter-Wear for Kids

Basics for Local Kids is here for another season
of offering winter-wear to kids in western Wisconsin. We have already served 600+ kids in the month of October.

     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 to bring child to BLK office in Ellsworth, WI
to pick out the winter-wear they need by appointment only.
(126 S Chestnut St, Ellsworth, WI. (Gray building) Must schedule an appointment.)

AFTER completing this registration form, click here
to see calendar of time slots to make an appointment for kids to shop. Additional time slots will be added as we have more volunteer availability and inventory allows.


OPTION B: Submit an online request form to have volunteers fill requests and coordinate pick-up options at BLK office in Ellsworth, WI.
Note: we will do our best to fill requests within 7-10 days. 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 on
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10am-noon, at New Richmond Middle School gym.

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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