CIS Kids’ Closet

The CIS Kids’ Closet is an important resource to make sure that all kids can attend school every day, all day with confidence and dignity, ready to learn.  It can be hard to focus on learning if you’re uncomfortable or embarrassed, and it’s hard to do classwork and homework without the right supplies.

Students and school staff can connect with the CIS Site Team at their school to request basic items of clothing, school supplies, or personal care products that are needed.

Wish List

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

  • Dry erase markers

 

PERSONAL CARE

  • Deodorant – spray or stick (men’s & women’s)
  • Body wipes/cleansing towelettes – individually wrapped
  • Feminine wipes/towelettes – individually wrapped
  • Hairbrushes

CLOTHING

 

  • Children’s underwear – all sizes
  • Children’s pants – all sizes
  • Girls’ tops/shirts – sizes 7 – 12
  • Women’s tops/shirts and pants – all sizes
  • Men’s tops/shirts and pants – Small & Medium
  • Winter coats – especially boys’ sizes 12 – 16 and men’s size Small & Medium
  • Winter boots – youth sizes 1 – 7, women’s size 7, men’s sizes 8 – 10
  • Snow pants – all sizes
  • Shoelaces – children’s
  • Athletic shoes/sneakers – all sizes

Based on our limited staff and facilities capacity, we do ask that all in-kind donations are new. We encourage you to donate gently used items to other organizations in our community who depend on these donations to support their work.

If you are a business, service club, or other group and would like to organize a collection drive, contact Emily Kobza at (269) 337-1601 or ekobza@ciskalamazoo.org to find out how we can support your effort.