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Financial Support

We rely ​on the generous financial support of local businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals.

Your donation is tax-deductible and allows us to do the bargain shopping for items that are not donated in needed sizes.

Average cost for BLK to buy winter-wear items:

Warm coat   $21

Snow pants  $15

Snow boots  $19

Water resistant gloves  $8

Checks can be mailed to:
BLK, PO Box 61, Ellsworth, WI 54011

Does your business have a charitable giving program? Will you add us to your employer/employee match program? Looking for volunteer opportunities? Please contact us.

The some of our collection sites are not available during the COVID pandemic.

Front door pick-up of donations may be arranged.

Please email info@basicsforlocalkids.org or call 715-821-1623 to schedule.

Donate Winter Wear

Kids rely on your donation of new and gently used winter 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. If the location below don't work for you, you can request a front door pick-up through our contact page, facebook page, info@basicsforlocalkids.org, or 715-821-1623. Please avoid donating items that are in rough shape, have tears or stains.


CCF Bank (inside)

Basics for Local Kids (outside) at
126 S Chestnut, Ellsworth


Century 21 (inside)

Elevate Nutrition (inside)

Octagon House outside (outside)

River Falls

Century 21-Laurie Larsen (outside)

River Falls State Bank (inside)

Host a Fundraiser or Drop-Off Location

Will your business, church, or organization host a collection event?
Collection events and drop-off locations provide a convenient way for your community to donate gently used and new winter-wear.​

Distribution & Collection Posters Coming Soon!

Interested in hosting a fundraiser to benefit Basics for Local Kids? There are many ways you can help us keep local kids warm and active!

Please contact us to learn more!