Options for receiving clothes for foster, kinship, adoptive care kiddos:
1) DELIVERY --> REQUEST CLOTHING
We aim to provide 5 - 7 outfits/child to the best of our ability but are sometimes limited by our donations. Regretfully, not all types of styles and colors of apparel may be available but everything provided is free. On the request form above, you'll select a delivery option which includes these delivery options. Clothes will be packed within 3-4 business days from receipt of form. A Luke's Closet volunteer will call or text you with delivery details.
2) PERSONAL SHOPPING APPOINTMENTS
Call Luke's Closet -- 608-234-0146 -- to arrange for a personal shopping appointment to select clothes. Luke's Closet is located at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Downtown Middleton. Near bus lines 70, 71 & 78.
3) SHOP & EAT EVENTS
Kiddos can select their own clothes and a free meal is served for families.
Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 10am - 1pm
Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 10am - 1pm
Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 9am - 2pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 10am - 2pm
Sept - May: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:00pm | Summer: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 3:30pm
WE ACCCEPT* donations of:
New or nearly new clothing
Sizes: Infant to teenager-styled adult sized clothing
New socks (all sizes)
New underwear (all sizes)
NOT accepting donations of:
Stained or torn clothing
Toys, bedding or household items
Shoes or Boots
Fashion accessories (i.e, scarves, belts)
Formal clothes including Homecoming/Prom dresses and men’s suits
Download and print the Luke's Closet tax deduction receipt pdf to itemize your clothing donations.
Updated with current needs, our Target register allows you to easily supply clothes to our kiddos.
* 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 WayForward (formerly M.O.M), Middleton High School Cardinal Nest, and Goodwill.
"Luke's Closet has an amazing volunteer staff. They help meet all the needs from preparing meals, books and clothing for families and kids in need. Thank you for all the donations. Blessings. Peace Be Multiplied." - Luke's Closet family
Luke’s Closet allows guardians to focus on helping kiddos heal from trauma, not the stress of providing for them. Foster and kinship (e.g., Grandma) families are an often-forgotten population frequently operating on the financial margins while caring for children who may have arrived at their new home with just the clothes on their backs after leaving a traumatic situation. We are Dane County's only clothing closet for foster, adoptive and kinship kiddos.
Luke's Closet welcomes all children (0-18 years old) and their caregivers in foster, kinship and adoptive care in Dane County, Wisconsin regardless of race, cultural heritage, national origin, marital status, religion, political beliefs, abilities/disabilities, gender identity or sexual orientation. Luke's Closet is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer ministry operating through St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 501(c)(3) status.
stories about how clothing donation helped foster/kinship kiddos
current needed items
testimonials from families and social workers
Questions? Contact us at 608-234-0146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I found [Luke’s Closet] when I had my Granddaughter court ordered to live with us...my teenage granddaughter received some clothes. It was such a beautiful experience for her and me." - Luke's Closet family
FROM A FAMILY....
"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.”