We are currently accepting donations and distributing items to our community!

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We are always looking for volunteers to help us sort, curate fashion forward outfits, and help coordinate pick-ups/drop-offs. Our volunteers help individuals gain hope, self-esteem and feel loved. Click here to learn more!

Ways to Volunteer


Everything donated comes from people just like you. There is no better way to recycle your belongings. We ask for the highest quality of gently-used items, or new items, to be donated.

Our Needs

NKU Collaboration

We are excited to be working with Northern Kentucky University! Students have access to a Care Closet storefront where they are able to "shop."

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One in five kids lives below the federal poverty level. The federal government considers a family "poor" if the annual income is $24,300 or less for a household of four people.


EBT cards can’t be used for: Soap, vitamins, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, tampons, diapers etc. These are considered “LUXURY” items.


Fresh fruit and veggie are rare in low income homes.

About us

The CARE Closet is a truly unique and special experience. We are the first not for profit kids clothing closet in Kentucky that allows kids to “shop.” We operate at no cost to the families. The CARE Closet’s mission is about dignity. The kids absolutely light up with huge smiles when they come to “shop.” For many this is the first time they have actually been able to shop for their own clothes. We collaborate with schools but are independent from the family resource coordinators. The children "shop" for items they need, including tops, bottoms, underwear, socks, shoes, coats, books and personal hygiene. We support families that are living below poverty, homeless and transient. Not only are the kids getting clean clothes, they gain hope, self-esteem and feel loved.

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Next Steps...

We are a volunteer 501C3 in Newport, KY that is generously supported by David Hosea. Monetary donations are always welcome and greatly needed to continually stock the school CARE Closets. 100% of all donations stays in our community.