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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 Pierce or St. Croix counties ages infant - 18 years old and in need of winter-wear are welcome to request items through the online request form. 2022 includes pickup by appointment options.

Receive Winter Wear

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.​ While we do our best to have enough inventory in each size to meet kids' needs, we can not guarantee availability of winter-wear.