The Village Closet

The Village Closet Donation Center

Location and Hours

We have free parking at the Village Closet.
If the parking lot is FULL, please park at the Library across the street.
**Please be a good neighbor and DO NOT BLOCK anyone's driveway**

village closet hours

Current Hours

Open for Shopping, Volunteers, and Donations

Sundays 11:00am-2:00pm
Mondays 11:00am-2:00pm
Frist Tuesday of each month 5:00-7:00pm

Volunteers Only

Tuesdays 10:00am-2:00pm

Winter Weather

If the Gateway Regional School District is closed due to severe weather, the Village Closet will also be closed. Please check the school closure page from 22 News or our our Facebook page for updates.
Check if Gateway is Closed

The Village Closet is often CLOSED on major holidays

The Village Closet will be closed on:
    Easter - Sunday March 31, 2024
    Memorial Day Weekend - Sunday May 26 and Monday May 27, 2024
    Summer Vacation for Staff! Monday June 17 through Sunday June 30, 2024
    Labor Day Weekend - Sunday September 1 and Monday September 2, 2024

Donating Items

We accept donations during open hours only

Local police will be notified.

All items must be CLEAN and in GREAT condition

If you would not give it as a gift, please do NOT donate it.

Sort and Label Donations

This helps our volunteers get them to new families quickly!

We accept:

  • Clean and in excellent condition
  • Sizes Preemie through young adult
  • Adult sizes in modern styles
  • Maternity and nursing-friendly clothing
  • Outerwear and seasonal gear

Please no:

  • Promotional t-shirts
  • Clothing with derogatory language or images
  • Infant hats, mittens
  • Socks (newborn through teen sizes)
  • Swaddles, sleep-sacks, wearable blankets
  • Receiving blankets
  • Crib/bassinet sheets, blankets, mattress covers
  • Baby bath towels, wash cloths
  • Burp cloths
  • Sun hats, summer/beach gear
  • Winter hats, mittens/gloves, scarves

Please no:

  • Crib bumpers
  • Cribs and Toddler Beds – must have all pieces including hardware (instructions are great too!)
  • Bassinets, Pack n’ Plays, Co-sleepers
  • Car Seats (infant/bucket seats, convertible/toddler seats, booster seats)
  • High Chairs
  • Baby swings, bouncy seats, walkers, excer-saucers, play matts/baby gyms
  • Strollers (travel systems, snap n’ go strollers, jogging strollers, double strollers, umbrella strollers) 
  • Baby carriers (wraps, slings, soft-structured carriers, hiking carrier)

Please no:

  • Bottles, nipples
  • Toddler plates, cups, cutlery
  • Breast Pumps (new in box)
  • Pump accessories (flanges, valves, new tubing, milk storage bags)
  • Supplemental Nursing Systems (SNS), nipple shields
  • Nursing covers
  • Nursing pads

Please no:

  • Used “open system” (non-hospital grade) breast pumps
  • Disposable diapers, pull-ups, swim diapers (sizes 5 and 6 are in highest demand; open packages are fine)
  • Cloth diapers, covers, inserts, etc.
  • Wipes
  • Changing tables, changing pads, pad covers, diaper pails, diaper bags
  • Potty Seats

Please no:

  • Cloth diapers with rips, stains, or worn out elastic, worn out waterproofing
  • Menstrual products (pads, tampons, NEW menstrual cups)
  • Bed pads (“chux pads”)
  • Home Birth Supplies
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby through Young-Adult books
  • Adult books about pregnancy, birth, and early parenting

Please no:

  • Books with ripped or missing pages
  • Text books
  • Newborn through elementary-age

  • Toys and games should have ALL their pieces

    Please no:

  • “Happy Meal” or “Dollar Store” toys unless they are part of a complete set

  • Large outdoor toys like slides or play houses

Helping another family?

If you work for an agency, care provider, school district, or other group supporting families, please head over to our Partner Agency page. There you will find information about requesting items, coming to shop for your clients, or requesting emergency assistance.