How many employees do we have? None! From the core group of board members and weekly volunteers to our member families to our local neighbors, churches and service organizations, we all volunteer our time, skills and energy as we are able...and, yes, we can always use more help! Welcome to the Jose’s Closet opportunity to make a difference in the lives of foster and adopted children. We provide member families with a clean, easy-to-shop facility. The ways you can help make this come together for them are only limited by our ability to imagine the possibilities. Below you will find what we have discovered so far. Please feel free to add to the list!
If you would like to hear more about Jose's Closet or need a speaker for your event, we can come 'tell the story' (it's inspiring and informative) and explain what we are about. Please give Wendy Esquibel, our Founder/Director, a call at 480-313-8496 for arrangements. No fee is charged.
Just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing...
Funding Our Mission
After fostering children herself over many years and receiving a request from Jose to "be remembered somehow", Wendy was moved to create Jose's Closet in 2009, recognizing the many challenges fostering families face as a new child comes into their home. During 2015, relocation of our facility became necessary and we were very excited to find a better situation that gave us the space to keep up with our growing clientele and to expand the number of items that we offer. However, the extra rooms and more modern facility brought with them a much higher rent and a significant increase in our utilities. Although we have initiated many cost containment measures over 2016, finding organizations and individuals who can regularly (or even occasionally!) do fundraising for us had to become a top priority. Please consider contacting Wendy Esquibel at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas or personal contacts. Also, we are happy to help with organizing an event or fund raising drive to provide these most basic of 'operating expenses'...which are really the only expenses we have since we are an all volunteer organization. Again, those monthly 'cash' expenses are our greatest need right now...so please take a look at doing a AZ Tax Credit-able gift and/or a larger donation that is also deductible on your federal income taxes. Thank you for all your support in the past and anything you can do at this time.
If you are looking for specific ways to help out immediately, we can always use the following: TAX CREDIT NOW AVAILABLE HERE!!
Jose's Closet operates as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations of either cash or gifts in kind are tax deductible Thank you for helping provide for our client families who will so very much appreciate what you give! You can also donate directly with a credit card via PayPal. Please click above...
Below are a few examples of what's been done recently:
For a full list of items we need, see the "What We Need" page)
We can help you set up a Donations Drive or a Work Day for your service group (Please call Karla at 480-309-1743).
What Volunteers Can Do
From your home you can:
At Jose's Closet location:
Special projects only: due to time limitations, you may prefer to be on a list of helpers for special events or short term projects. Please fill out the online form below and we will get in touch with you almost immediately!
Visit our Facebook page to find our weekly operating hours. The schedule is published each week on Sunday/Monday.
New AZ Tax Credit - see below!