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


  • Backpacks (middle school & high school)
  • Zipper binders/Trapper Keepers
  • Dry erase boards
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Scissors
  • Dry erase markers
  • Colored construction paper
  • Printer Paper (plain white paper)
  • Over the ear headphones



  • Chapstick/lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Laundry detergent
  • Deodorant – stick (men’s & women’s)
  • Toothpaste
  • Kleenex
  • Clorox wipes
  • Conditioner (full size bottles)


  • Winter coats – children’s & adult’s
  • Winter boots – children’s & adult’s
  • Snow pants
  • Children’s underwear – size 4 (extra-small) and larger
  • Children’s pants – size 4 (extra-small) and larger
  • Children’s pants – size 18 & 20 (Girls & Boys)
  • Girls’ tops/shirts – sizes 7 – 12
  • Women’s tops/shirts and pants – all sizes
  • Men’s tops/shirts and pants – Small & Medium
  • Adult underwear (men and women style)
  • Adult Zip Hoodies
  • 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 Kim Nemire at (269) 337-1601 or to find out how we can support your effort.