Women’s Clothes Closet


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Open by appointment only:  Click the button below to read about COVID-19 concerns and to schedule an appointment.

    • Tuesdays 2 pm – 6 pm
      • 2 pm – 3 pm seniors & high risk customers
      • 3 pm – 6 pm general public
    • Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm
      • 9 am – 10 am seniors & high risk customers
      • 10 am – 1 pm general public

Mission Statement

The mission of the Women’s Clothes Closet is to provide gently used clothing to women who are entering the workforce, in the workforce, or otherwise in need.

Started in 1997, the Women’s Clothes Closet was created as a project by a student social worker at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

In 2019, the Women’s Clothes Closet had 1,622 clients and received 968 donations that included clothing, shoes, new undergarments, jewelry, accessories, coats, make-up, and personal care items.

New visitors to the Women’s Clothes Closet can choose three complete outfits. Returning visitors can select one outfit per visit, up to two times per month. No questions are asked about income or employment status.

Donations

The Women’s Clothes Closet is usually in need of gently used in-season clothing that is fashionable, clean, and in good repair.  Due to COVID-19, we are only able to serve a limited number of women, and being blessed with an abundance of clothing are only able to accept donations of winter outer-wear—coats & jackets (especially ski coats), snow boots, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, etc. at this time.  Bras (new), shoes, boots, handbags, scarves, and jewelry are also very much appreciated.

Donations can be made by appointment on Wednesday 9am – 1pm and Saturdays 1pm – 3pm.  Please call 608.784.5745 to schedule your donation appointment (please leave a message and someone will call you back to schedule).  Thank you!

Financial contributions help us pay the wages of our Clothes Closet Coordinator.  Checks should be out to the Women’s Clothes Closet and sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 612 Division Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Questions? Contact the WCC

The Women’s Clothes Closet is located in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Click here for directions to Our Savior’s.

Call us at 608-784-5745 or send the WCC an email!

Supporting a Great Cause is Always in Fashion!

Saturday, November 7, 2020 marks the 13th annual Fashion Cornucopia style show fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Clothes Closet.

The Women’s Clothes Closet Advisory Board created Fashion Cornucopia with the goal of bringing women (and men) together to raise funds to help meet on-going expenses and to increase exposure and donations for the closet.

This year the Women’s Clothes Closet is excited to announce a new twist on an old tradition—a virtual Fashion Cornucopia.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual style show fundraiser has been modified to include a live stream, virtual gallery of fall and winter fashions & accessories featuring area businesses, a gourmet “farm to table” carryout meal, and an online silent auction.

All the details are online at www.fashion.oursaviorslutheranchurch.net

The proceeds of this virtual style show benefit the Women’s Clothes Closet, a local non-profit agency, whose mission is to provide free, gently used clothing to women who are entering the workforce, in the workforce, or otherwise in need.

Plan now to be with us on this special occasion!