The Closet of Hope will CLOSED the entire week of July 4 (June 30-July 6) and Labor Day (September 2). Please feel free to text or call us at 616-613-6770 for help with urgent needs. See below for information on weekly open hours.
The Families of Promise Closet of Hope is a volunteer-run resource providing clothing and other items free of charge to children (ages newborn to 18) of Foster, Adoptive, Kinship, Guardianship and Safe Families in our church and community. Families may receive clothing and supplies for new child placements and growing children, and is a resource for ALL of the children in your home. Our goal is to support, encourage and equip your family to continue to do the great work you are doing!
LOCATION: Kentwood Community Church's Wyoming Campus, 2950 Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI. Enter through the Main Office doors, and the Closet of Hope is a few doors down on the left side of the hallway.
OPEN HOURS: The Closet of Hope is open weekly on Mondays from 11am-2pm and Wednesdays from 6-8pm. Appointments may be available outside of open hours for urgent needs (depending on volunteer availability--please contact us to inquire).
REGISTRATION PROCESS: All Closet of Hope users are required to complete a simple intake process, which includes filling out a short application and showing official documents. You will be required to complete the full intake process if you’re a first-time visitor, or if your last visit was before March 12, 2018. On subsequent visits, a simple update form and required documentation will be required ONLY if you have a new child/children living in your home since your last visit. TO SIMPLIFY YOUR INITIAL INTAKE VISIT, WE RECOMMEND YOU FILL OUT AND PRINT THE INTAKE FORM AND GATHER THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO PRESENT AT YOUR VISIT. Click here for a CLOSET OF HOPE INTAKE FORM that you can fill out online and print, which includes a list of required documents. (If you don't have access to a printer, we have printed forms available at the Closet of Hope.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for answers to questions frequently asked by Closet of Hope users!
CLOSET OF HOPE FLYERS: Click here to view/print the Closet of Hope flyer (For agencies wishing to provide printed materials to their families, pages 3 and 4 are formatted for printing 3 to a page, front and back).
NOTE! Due to limited storage space and volunteer time, it helps us immensely if you pre-sort your donations and include ONLY clothing that is NOT stained, torn or out-of-date, plus ONLY adult clothing that teens would consider fashionable. Sorting by boy/girl and sizes can also be extra helpful. :) Thank you for your help in making this a quality resource for these very deserving families and kids!
NEW and GENTLY USED clothing in CURRENT STYLES (Sizes Newborn-Teen)
NEW underwear, socks, pajamas, bras and leggings. PLEASE, NO USED UNDERWEAR DONATIONS!
Diapers of all sizes
NEW and GENTLY USED baby items
NEW and GENTLY USED bedding for twin beds and cribs
NEW and GENTLY USED Bibles for toddlers to adults
DONATION DROP-OFF: The best time to drop off donations is during the Closet of Hope's open hours (listed above) at 2950 Clyde Park Ave. SW. If these hours are not convenient for you, donations can be accepted at both the Kentwood and Wyoming campuses of Kentwood Community Church during business hours or weekend services. We recommend you call ahead during campus business hours to confirm someone will be available to accept your donation. Please use the contact info below if you have specific questions about your donation.
for more information:
FOPClosetofHope@gmail.com or (text or call) 616-613-6770.