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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   $25

Snow pants  $20

Snow boots  $19

Water resistant gloves  $9

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.

We appreciate those who host collection boxes near you! (See list below.)

If you can't get to a collection box, front door pick-up can be arranged in Pierce or St. Croix counties.

Please email 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, water-resistant gloves, and scarves to help them stay warm and active this winter. All sizes needed from newborn through adult (for teens). Boots sizes from infant through adult size 15.

We have drop off locations throughout Pierce & St. Croix counties. If the locations below don't work for you, you can request a front door pick-up through our contact page, facebook page,, or 715-821-1623.
Please avoid donating items that are very dated or have rips, stains or funky smells.


CCF Bank
(inside entrance year round)

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

New Richmond

Friday Memorial Library
(inside Oct.-Jan.)


River Falls

Property Executives Realty-
Laurie Larsen
(outside year round)
(across from Walgreens on Main St)

River Falls State Bank
(inside year round)


Century 21 (inside year round)

Citizens State Bank (inside Oct. -Jan.)

Elevate Nutrition (inside Oct.-Jan.)

HealthMax Chiropractic (inside Oct.)

Jonesy's Local Bar & Grill
(inside Oct.-Jan.)

Octagon House (outside Sept.-Jan.)

Uncle Mike's Sports Bar
(inside Oct.-Jan.)

Host a Fundraiser or Drop-Off Location

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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!