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  $18

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 group volunteer opportunities? Please contact us.

The majority 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 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. Most collection sites are on hold with COVID-19 precautions. Please 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 (year round)

Country Fit (Oct - Dec)

Ellsworth Public Library (Oct - Dec)

Pierce Pepin Cooperative (Oct - Dec)

New Richmond

WESTconsin Credit Union (Oct - Dec)


Citizens State Bank (Oct - Dec)


Century 21 Affiliated (year round)

Nutrition HQ (Oct - Dec)


First National Bank (year round)

Prescott Chiropractic (Oct - Dec)


State Farm Insurance-Brian Brady Agency (Oct - Dec)


St. Croix Electric Cooperative (Oct - Dec)

River Falls

Century 21-Laurie Larsen (year round)

Nutrition 4ever (Oct - Dec)

River Falls State Bank (year round)

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!