Donations

Sadly, most children who come into foster care arrive with only the clothes they are wearing.  Froggy’s Closet was the vision of a couple of foster moms who wanted to provide everything a child needs upon arrival into foster care.  As more parents became involved, and the community stepped up with support, donations of new and gently used items and volunteer hours, the vision of providing free essentials became a reality.

In 2019, because of your gifts, we were able to:

  • receive over 1600 referrals
  • give 30,882 pieces of clothing
  • give 776 coats, hats, gloves
  • give 797 new shoes
  • give 40 Cribs/Bassinetts
  • give 6038 Books and Toys
  • and MORE

Essential items are also provided to children who are at-risk or in need by referral from the Department of Social Services, The Laurel Center, Fremont Street Nursery, The Winchester Day School, Head Start Program and other school guidance counselors, nurses and pediatric offices.  For a list of referral agencies and contact information, please click here.

DONATION HOURS:  WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING BRAND NEW ITEMS BY APPOINTMENT AT THIS TIME. WE WILL SOON RETURN TO ACCEPTING YOUR “LIKE NEW” ITEMS.

Normal Donation hours: Tuesday 10:00 – 3:00, Wednesday 1:00 – 5:00, Thursday 10:00 – 3:00


NEW OR LIKE NEW DONATIONS ACCEPTED:

  • Clothing
    • Seasonal
  • Shoes (new)
  • Toiletries
  • Accessories
    • Hats (new only)
    • Socks (new only)
    • Underwear (new only)
  • School Items (new only):
    • Backpack (new only)
    • School Supplies (new only)
  • Baby Equipment:
    • High Chair
    • Crib
    • Baby Gates
    • Bassinets
    • Stroller
    • Booster Seat
    • Diapers
    • Baby monitors
  • Furniture (youth aging out of foster care need furniture and household furnishings)
    • Bed
    • Couch
    • Table & Chairs
    • Chairs
  • Bedding (new only)
  • Kitchen Items
    • Appliances
    • Dishes
    • Pot & Pans
    • Glassware
    • Utensils
  • Toys (new only)
    • Books

SERVICE DONATIONS DESIRED:

  • Photography
  • Cosmetic Services:
    • Haircut
    • Manicure/Pedicure
    • Facials (for teens)
  • Gift Certificates:
    • Restaurants
    • Summer Camps
    • Music Lessons
    • And More…