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.


In order to pick up clothing from the Kids Closet, you must first schedule an appointment for the Kids Closet with our Client Service Department.

Hours for clothing pickup are:

Kids Closet Clock

Monday 9AM-12 PM, 1PM- 4PM
Tuesday 9AM-12PM, 1PM-4PM
Wednesday 9AM-12PM, 1PM-4PM
Thursday 9AM-12PM
Friday 9AM-12PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Donations and Volunteering

Donations of nearly new children’s clothing are always welcome, as are volunteers. Contact the administrative offices at (650) 341-4081, option 0 or email for more information. In addition to dropping off clothing donations when the Kid’s Closet is open, you may also bring donations to the administrative department on the third floor during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM).

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.


Samaritan House Office & Mailing Address
4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403
Tel: 650-341-4081