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 attend one of the two distribution events in the fall in Pierce and St. Croix counties.

Receive Winter Wear

We will host two distribution events for the fall of 2019

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10am - noon

    • E.P. Rock Elementary School, Hudson, WI

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10am - noon

    • Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth, WI

We primarily serve kids in Pierce & St. Croix counties, as inventory allows.  This program relies on donations of new and gently used winter-wear as well as monetary donations to buy the items that don't get donated.

Print, complete, and bring this form (one for each child).

Kids ages newborn thru 18 years old must be present to receive winter-wear.


Unable to attend?

Unable to attend one of the public distribution events?

You may mail or email a winter wear request to the address listed on this form.  We will make every effort to fulfill your request after November 3, as inventory allows.

© 2019 Basics For Local Kids Inc. 

A 501(c)(3) Organization