What is it?

Many foster families get the call for a placement and that child is in their home within hours of the call. In reality, most of these children come into care with little or no possessions. Foster families have to adapt to new genders, age groups, and sizes that they may be under equipped to handle at a moment’s notice. The mission of The Caring Closet is to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we meet the needs of foster families in our community. The Caring Closet is a place where children and families can come to find clothing, shoes, toiletries, bedding, toys, and other items that they may need. All items are free to foster families for the children in their care.


Carl Junction Caring Closet

1200 Briarbrook Dr. Suite D

Hours: Saturdays 10am-Noon

Available by appointment during the week


Sheldon Caring Closet

110 S First St in Sheldon

Hours:  1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00-7:00 pm

Available by appointment during the week


Donation Info

The Caring Closet is able to support foster families in our area because of the generosity of people in our community who donate their gently used items. Below is a list of items that we are able to accept as donations. Donations may be dropped off at either location during our open hours.

Check out some of our needs this month on our Amazon wish list!


Items We Can Accept

  • New or gently used clothing (no stains, rips, or tears)
  • New or gently used shoes
  • New socks/underwear
  • New or gently used toys or books
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc)
  • School Supplies
  • Twin size beds or bunk beds
  • Dressers
  • Baby Items (cribs, strollers, walkers, bouncy seats, diapers, etc)

Items We Cannot Accept

  • Used car seats  (due to liability issues)
  • Used mattresses
  • Household items
  • Business/casual style clothing geared toward older adults

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