Kids Community Closet

Masked up and ready, 2020 volunteers deliver backpacks to Pittsburgh schools and partner agencies.


The Kids Community Closets provide children with essential clothing year-round and in their own communities, in partnership with child-centered agencies and schools. Through the Closets, ongoing clothing needs of children are met as they grow, seasons change, and family circumstances evolve. When a child needs an item from the closet, they are assisted by an agency or school professional.  NCJW funds, purchases, and delivers the clothing with support from donors and volunteers.

Through Kids Community Closets, NCJW works with 22 community organizations and public elementary schools to provide clothing, including winter jackets to children in grades K-5 throughout the year.  NCJW engages volunteers to serve as ongoing liaisons between the sites and NCJW; the liaisons make contact at specific dates throughout the year as well as deliver items to replenish the closets.  Last year, over 3,000 children were supported by the Closets program.

Please contact Programming and Communications Manager, Kate Rothstein


Thank you to our funders & partners:

AEO Foundation * Jack Buncher Foundation * Philip Chosky Charitable & Educational Foundation * Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy* The Grable Foundation * Robert and Mary Weisbrod Foundation

Best of the Batch * Bethany Christian Services of Western Pennsylvania * Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania * Bhutanese Community Associatiion of Pittsburgh * Casa San Jose * Department of Human Services – Family Homeless Services * East Hills Community Center * East Liberty Family
Support Center * Edgewood STEAM Academy * Hello Neighbor * Homewood Children’s Village * Lincoln Park Family Center * Pittsburgh Public Schools / Communities in Schools – Arlington, Arsenal, King, and Langly Elementary Schools * Providence Connections Family Support Center Northside Family Center * Safe Families for Children * Sto Rox Family Center * Urban League Duquesne Family Center Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh