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Clothes on Outdoor Rack


The Caring Closet will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1 but instead will be open on the following Tuesdays for community access to the resources at the Closet.

Family Time

Our Initiatives

The Caring Closet, formerly founded and managed by Caring Families, is a community service to provide families with FREE household items, clothing, shoes, and furnishings to advance the quality of life of the residents in Ellsworth County.  We accept gently used or new clothes, shoes, kitchen items, and furniture.

The Caring Closet is operated by Because We Care Ellsworth County.


Because We Care Mission

Mission:  Community partners working together to connect citizens of Ellsworth County with resources for life

Vision:  Empowering every citizen of Ellsworth County to access resources they need to thrive

Partners:  Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth County EMS, Grow Ellsworth County, USD 327, K-State Research & Extension Midway District, Central Kansas Mental Health Center, many other committed community members


Gently used or new clothing is accepted on the first Wednesday of every month from 8am-5pm.

Calling ahead is not necessary.


ECMC Administrative Building

East side (look for signage)


Shoppers are encouraged to come at their convenience every Monday between 8am and 5pm.

Everything is FREE but we ask that you leave the store in the same condition or better than you found it.

Calling ahead is not necessary


The storefront is managed by the Because We Care coalition through volunteering time. 


Sorting, organizing, and managing the storefront is a collaborative act of kindness, and we encourage and welcome volunteers.

Please call 785.420.1555 to schedule volunteer hours.

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