Dane County’s only clothing bank for foster,

adoptive and kinship care children.

Our families often operate on the financial margins. Providing clothes allows them to better focus on loving the kiddos. Kinship is a home where a child is being cared for by a relative (i.e., grandma) and are often not part of the social services network.

     RECEIVE 

There are three ways children can receive clothes. All items are free. Children may receive clothes seasonally or as needed.

PERSONAL SHOPPING APPOINTMENTS 

  • Call Luke's Closet -- 608-234-0146 -- to arrange for a personal shopping appointment to select clothes.

  • St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Downtown Middleton.
    Near bus lines 70, 71 & 78,

SHOP & EAT EVENTS 

Saturday, March 14, 10am - 1pm

Tuesday, May 12, 5pm - 8pm

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5pm - 8pm

Saturday, Nov. 14, 10am - 1pm

  • Enjoy a free family meal and select clothes for children from the Closet. 

  • No appointment needed.

  • St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Downtown Middleton.

DELIVERY

We aim to provide 5 - 7 outfits/child. We provide clothes to the best of our ability but are limited by our donations. Regretfully, not all types of styles and colors of apparel may be available. Please complete a form so we know how best to serve you.

We deliver to the following locations and you select which is most convenient for you. 

  o  MADISON EAST

Trinity Lutheran, 1904 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI  53704

(608) 249-8527

Mon - Thurs 10:00am - 2:30pm

  o  MADISON NORTH

Dane County Human Services, 1202 Northport Dr., Madison, WI 53704

(608) 242-6200

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4pm

  o  MADISON SOUTH

Dane County Human Services, 2306 South Park St, Madison WI 53713

Phone: (608) 261-9900

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4pm

  o  MIDDLETON

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, WI 53562

(608) 831-6084

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

  o  MOUNT HOREB

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mount Horeb, 315 E. Main Street, Mount Horeb, WI  53572

(608) 437-5012

School days: Mon - Thurs 9am - 4pm and Fridays 9am - noon

  o  SUN PRAIRIE

Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 550 Lincoln Dr. Sun Prairie, WI 53590

(608) 837-3111

Mon - Thurs 8am - 4:30pm

  o  VERONA

Memorial Baptist Church, 201 S. Main St, Verona WI 53593

(608) 845-7125

Tues - Fri 9:30am - 4:00pm (Pick-ups from 4pm - 5pm can be arranged by calling.) 

If you have clothes in good condition which you no longer need, please consider exchanging them -- however this is not necessary.

     DONATE CLOTHES

ACCEPTING* donations of:

  • In-Season clothing which is...

    • New or nearly new.

    • Freshly laundered (clothes with stains, hair, or smell cannot be used in the Closet.),

    • Infant, children, juniors sizes and teenager-styled adult sized clothing.

  • New socks and underwear, all sizes. 

 

NOT accepting donations of:

  • Stained or torn clothing. 

  • Off-season clothing, due to storage limitations.

  • Toys, bedding or household items.

  • Shoes or Boots

  • Used undergarments.

  • Fashion accessories  (i.e, scarves, belts).

  • Formal clothes including Homecoming/Prom dresses and men’s suits.

* We reserve the right to donate to other area organizations and thrift stores any items donated to Luke’s Closet we are not able to use including the UW Pediatric Burn Unit, M.O.M and Goodwill.

 

Bring your donations, during normal business hours, to:

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

7337 Hubbard Ave.

Middleton, WI 53562 

 

 

Interested in hosting a clothing drive?

Download and share this flyer!

     VOLUNTEER / SUPPORT

Are you excited about helping? 

  • Click for a description of our volunteer opportunities.

  • Email Suzanne at goodneighborstlukes@gmail.com to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

  • Post and share the Luke’s Closet Dane County Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/LukesClosetDaneCo/

  • Help spread the word about Luke’s Closet needing donations by emailing friends and neighbors. Cut and paste the information on this page and include this website link.

  • Prefer to send a monetary donation? All monies will be used for Luke’s Closet such as purchasing new socks and underwear. 

Questions? Call 608-234-0146 or contact Suzanne at goodneighborstlukes@gmail.com

Luke’s Closet serves foster, adoptive and kinship care children from birth through age 18 years and is a not-for-profit operating through St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 501(c)(3) status.

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"Luke’s Closet is one of my favorite resources in Dane County!...It is so important to me that children are well dressed, don’t stick out like they’re in foster care, and feel confident with their appearance. 

- Dane County Social Worker

"Our family loves the items we chose for the kids and it lessens the strain for parents who have limited resources. 

This is a wonderful organization that supports community members in a very positive, respectful way.”

- Foster/Kinship Family

“They are some of the most thoughtful and kind people that I’ve met! Clothes were in great shape and some new even. We can’t say enough about how thankful we are! God Bless!

- Shopping Day family

CONTACT

608-831-6084

 

7337 Hubbard Ave.

Middleton, WI 53562

Office Hours:

8:30am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday

   (Memorial Day - Labor Day,
    Fridays 8:30am - 4:30pm)

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JOIN US

Sunday Vibrant Lutheran Worship

8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 a.m.

Contemporary Worship

11:00 a.m.

Sunday School

During our 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. Services

(September-May)

Wednesday Evening Oasis

6:00-6:30 p.m. (September-May)

Nursery Provided at all Services

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