Welcome to Jessie's Closet!

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Our Greatest Need is for Clothing . . .

Our primary need is for new or very gently used clothing items, for boys or girls, from size newborn through adult small:

    -Shirts with collars; both short- and long-sleeved, primarily casual (such as polos, button-up, etc.)
    -T-Shirts; with or without screen printing, Jessie's Closet reserves the right to reject any message that promotes alcohol or is  
     otherwise deemed offensive.
    -Shorts
    -Pants or Slacks
    -Pajamas 
    -Underwear (MUST be NEW in package or with tags)
    -Socks (MUST be NEW)

Please keep in mind that Jessie's Closet is designed to be a "store" at which children are able to "shop" for their needs, often within 24-hours of being brought into foster care.  While providing clothing is our primary mission, our vision is that we will do this in a way that brightens the day for the child.  As a result, our volunteers launder all used clothing using allergy-free detergents and each item is ironed and must look "like new" to be able to go onto the store's racks and shelves.  We have volunteers able to make very minor repairs like replacing buttons as needed.  Thank you for helping us by not donating items that have stains, tears, rips, etc. that cannot be used to accomplish our goal.
 

Supplies for MyBags are Also Needed . . . 

MyBags are the "crisis care kits" that Jessie's Closet is providing to foster children when they are first placed in a home.  Our goal is to have these bags into the hands of the child as soon as possible after the child is placed into care, day or night!  They are intended to meet the needs of a child for just a couple of days while they settle into a new home.

Each MyBag is tailored for a specific age group:

INFANT:
    -Baby Shampoo
    -Baby Body Wash
    -Diaper Rash Cream
    -Baby Wipes (Trial Size)
    -Infant Nail Clipper
    -Comb and Brush
    -Diapers (4-5 per kit)
    -Bottle
    -Rattle or Teething Ring

TODDLER:
    -Child's Toothbrush
    -Age-appropriate Toothpaste
    -Children's Shampoo
    -Soap or Body Wash (Intended for children)
    -Children's Nail Clipper
    -Comb and Brush
    -Baby Wipes (Trial Size)
    -Diapers
    -Sippy Cup
    -Small Plush Toy

PRESCHOOL:
    -Child's Toothbrush
    -Age-appropriate Toothpaste
    -Children's Shampoo
    -Soap or Body Wash (Intended for children)
    -Nail Clipper
    -Comb and Brush
    -Baby Wipes (Trial Size)
    -Pull-Ups/Nighttime Diapers
    -Sippy Cup
    -Small Plush Toy

PRIMARY:
    -Child's Toothbrush
    -Age-Appropriate Toothpaste
    -Children's Shampoo
    -Soap or Body Wash (Intended for children)
    -Nail Clipper
    -Comb and Brush
    -Baby Wipes (Trial Size)
    -Pull-Ups*
    -Coloring Book and Crayons

MIDDLE SCHOOL:
    -Toothbrush
    -Age-appropriate Toothpaste
    -Shampoo
    -Soap or Body Wash
    -Nail Clipper
    -Comb and Brush
    -Baby Wipes (Trial Size)
    -Pull-Ups*
    -Deodorant (Gender specific)

*Many children who come into foster care experience nighttime or daytime accidents when they enter a new home.  It is sometimes a sign of sexual abuse, in which the child will wet the bed in order to ensure that they are not an attractive target for a predator.  This is why we request larger size pull-ups for all of the children we serve.


We DO Accept Cash Donations . . .

Cash donations in any amount help us to purchase needs to operate the closet, such as fixtures and equipment.  Cash donations also help us by enabling our volunteers to make urgent purchases of clothing or personal care that may not be in-stock at the closet, but are desperately needed by a particular foster child.

Jessie's Closet receives free rent, utilities, and other support as a ministry of the church.  ALL cash given to the closet go directly to the operation of the closet and at no time benefit Desert Grace Community Church of the Nazarene.  Additionally, Jessie's Closet is staffed by dedicated volunteers - no one is paid from the donations toward the closet.

Cash donations can be made in person at Desert Grace Community Church of the Nazarene at the church office or at the closet when volunteers are present.  You can also mail a donation to Jessie's Closet, 12134 N. Frontage Rd., Yuma, AZ 85367.

Donations of Cash and Goods to Jessie's Closet are Tax Deductible. 
(Check with your tax professional for details or limitations.)

YOU CAN PARTNER WITH US! Please help by providing a donation today!

Jessie's Closet is located on the second floor of Desert Grace Community Church of the Nazarene in the Foothills.  Donations can be dropped off at the church office, 12134 N. Frontage Rd., Yuma, AZ 85367.  For information, call (928) 305-1132 or email us at info@jessiescloset.org.