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

  • Trapper Keepers and three-ring binders
  • Zipper Binders

PERSONAL CARE

  • Deodorant (men’s & women’s)
  • Feminine hygiene items

CLOTHING

  • Boy’s underwear – all sizes, but especially Small (6) and Medium (8)
  • Children’s sweatpants (boys & girls) – all sizes (XS – XL)
  • Adult pants (men’s & women’s) – all sizes, but especially Small & Medium
  • Snow pants (boys & girls) – all sizes (S – XL)
  • Winter boots (boys & girls) – youth sizes 1 – 7
  • Adult socks – Small & Medium
  • Children’s socks – size small
  • Men’s underwear – Medium, Large, and XL

Thanks to our community’s generosity last year, the CIS Kids’ Closet currently has a large quantity of hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves on hand to keep our kids warm this winter.  If you have extras of these to donate, we encourage you to please consider sharing them with other organizations in our community.

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.