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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.

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  $15

Snow boots  $20

Water resistant gloves  $9

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Mailing Address:


PO Box 61

Ellsworth, WI 54011

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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 24/7 year round)
(126 S Chestnut, Ellsworth)

New Richmond

WESTconsin Credit Union
(inside Sept.-Jan.)

Friday Memorial Library
(inside Sept.-Jan.)


River Falls

Property Executives Realty-
Laurie Larsen

(outside 24/7 year round)
(across from Walgreens on Main St)

River Falls State Bank
(inside year round)


HealthMax Chiropractic
(inside Sept.-Dec.)

Elevate Nutrition (inside Sept.-Jan.)

Citizens State Bank
(inside Sept.-Jan.)

Jonesy's Local Bar & Grill
(inside Nov.-Dec.)

Octagon House Museum
(outside 24/7 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!