The Kids Emergency Closet provides school-age children lacking basic essentials with the items they need to stay in school or day care, such as winter coats and clothing. We have closets in five schools throughout Essex County. The Kids Emergency Closet is designed as a year-round resource, and can respond to emergency situations during the school day or while children are in day care. The program meets the children’s evolving needs as the seasons change and the children grow.

To volunteer please email Ellen Staple at