Gently Used: while we welcome all donations, it is truly helpful if they are "gently used" or near new or new. Gently used applies most especially to toys, equipment, and furniture as we have very limited ability to fix or rebuild items. Also, we have no way to recondition or restore clothing.
Getting Your Donations to Us: while we are more than happy to pick up even very large donations, your help transporting your donation to our location would be very greatly appreciated. We have only a few volunteers who can handle picking up, and they are already fully involved in our mission's work. Please, as you can, check Jose's Closet Organization on Facebook for the hours we are open each week so that you can confirm that we are available when you want to deliver...or call 480-309-1743 for assistance with getting your donation to us. Together we will find an easy way to make it happen!
Do you take...? The List (below) may not have everything that we can take in and there are some items we would like to add in the future. If you are unsure, please call 480-309-1743 and Dwight will get you an answer. By the way, we do take cash, checks, and credit cards.
What We Need
Baby Clothes (0 to 24 months): Shirts, T-Shirts, Pants, Shorts, Shoes, Jackets, Dresses, Bibs, Socks,
Toddler Clothes (2T to 5T): Shirts, T-Shirts, Sweat Shirts, Pants, Shorts, Jackets, Shoes, Hoodies, Dresses, Socks, Purses, Backpacks,
Boys/Girls Clothes (Sizes 6 to 14): Shirts, T-Shirts, Pants, Shorts, Jackets, Hoodies, Tennis Shoes, Dress Shoes, Socks and Shoes
Teen/Young Adult Clothes: Shirts, T-Shirts, Pants, Shorts, Jackets, Hoodies, Tennis Shoes, Dress Shoes, Socks and Shoes
Feeding: Baby Food, Formula, Baby Cereal, Spoons, Sippy Cups, Diaper Bags, Burp Cloths, Bottles,
Baby Care: Diapers (all sizes), Pull Ups, Baby Wipes, Baby Shampoo/Lotion,
Jumpers, Bouncy Seats, Johnny Jumpers, Activity Mats, Exer-saucers, Play Yard,
Single and Double Strollers, Jogging Strollers, Umbrella Strollers,
Baby Slings, Front Baby Carriers, Baby Bath Tubs, Diaper Bags, Diaper Dispensers,
Infant and toddler toys, Toddler and Kid's Bikes, Bike Helmets, Toddler Play Kitchens, Riding Toys, Play Yard,
Puzzles, DVDs, Books, Games, Game systems, Board Games,
Dolls, Trains, Miniature Cars, Sand Toys, Barbies, Legos, etc.
For Spring: in January we begin our Easter Baskets and Toys drive.
For Summer: we look for Swim Suits, Life Vests,
For Fall: in April we begin our New Back Packs and School Supplies drive for ages 5 to 18. We also look for Halloween Costumes, Halloween T-Shirts, Jackets and Hoodies,
For Winter: we start our Christmas 'New Gifts for Foster/Adoptive Kids' drive in August .
Any Time of the Year: Little Girl Dance Outfits, Christmas and Easter Dresses (Of course, we welcome 'out of season' donations any time of the year!)
Furniture: Mattresses, Blankets, Twin Sheet Sets, High Chairs, Changing Tables, Bassinets (Please note: we have very limited space for storing other/larger furniture pieces; please contact us first on those items.)