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Hopes Closet

Organization Mission

Hopes Closet provides children’s clothing and necessities for families in need in Santa Cruz County. We strive to provide services in a dignified manner by easing an immediate burden and allowing families to focus on other areas of their lives.

Hopes Closet expanded in 2021 by opening an affordable, earth-friendly children’s resale store to serve any family in need of affordable options for their growing children. We serve Santa Cruz County children (birth to pre-teen) in foster care or whose families 1) are in crisis, 2) may be experiencing homelessness, 3) are facing financial hardship, and 4) are low income.

Hopes Closet is committed to recycling and sustainable living and offers an easy way for families to recycle outgrown children’s items and benefit other children in need.

The Big Idea 2022:
Feed The Sole!

Many children are not able to participate fully in physical education at school or have optimal orthopedic health because they cannot afford shoes with proper support. We have an ambitious goal in the upcoming year: to provide each child who receives our services with new athletic sneakers!

Please help us to help local children stand taller and feel empowered with a new pair of shoes.

A local foster parent for 13 years, I have worked with Hopes Closet since its inception. Often kids who come into care show up in late at night with only the clothes on their back and no belongings, sometimes not even shoes. This organization is easily accessible, inclusive, the process is streamlined, and volunteers go out of their way to meet the needs of all who they serve.

Luanne Sidhom, Santa Cruz

We Did It!

The 2021 campaign is finished. To see the campaign, close this window.

And please come back in November, 2022!