Children emerging from the Kids Closet with their new clothes say it all. Not only do they get the clothing they need, they receive a brand new pair of shoes each year, a new backpack filled with supplies at the start of the new school year, Halloween costumes, free books and even bikes and bike helmets!  Our welcoming volunteers; generous donors; partnering schools; religious and community organizations; and businesses; work together to provide age appropriate new and gently used clothing for kids in need. The clothes fill the racks in a boutique environment where parents and children can shop together. We know that kids are better equipped to be successful in school when they fit in with their peers, have confidence and improved self-esteem – and the Kids Closet helps to make that happen all year.

Volunteers and Donations

Donations of children’s clothing are always welcome, as are volunteers. Contact the administrative offices at (650) 341-4081, option 0 or email for more information.


Kids Closet Clock

Hours for clothing pickup are:

Monday 9 am – 12 pm

Tuesday 12 pm – 3 pm

Thursday 9 am – 12 pm

Friday 9am – 12pm

Clients must first schedule an appointment for the Kids Closet with our Client Service Department.


The Kids Closet is located at our 4031 Pacific Boulevard buidling in San Mateo.

Accepted Donations

We no longer accept donations of adult clothing or household items. Our clients are referred to St. Vincent de Paul Society, which will provide Samaritan House clients with these necessities.