Yellow Dress Care Closet

The Yellow Dress Care Closet was created to meet the immediate needs of families served at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County. Families working with the center often find themselves struggling to obtain vital resources while also supporting their children as they work through significant trauma. Taking care of so many pressing concerns can feel overwhelming.

Through the Yellow Dress Care Closet we attempt to alleviate some of those feelings by providing access to basic items, such as personal care products, new clothing, and cleaning supplies, free of charge. You can help support our families by donating items to keep our closet stocked. Please see below for a list of what items are most needed. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. To schedule a drop-off, contact family care coordinator, Jessica Turk, at 616.336.5197.

  • Personal Hygiene Products

    • shampoo
    • conditioner
    • brushes & combs
    • shaving items (razors & shaving cream)
    • toothbrushes
    • toothpaste
    • toilet paper
    • feminine hygiene products (tampons and pads)
    • deodorant
    • soap
    • body wash
    • lotions
    • hair care products for curly and coily hair (Cantu, Eden’s Body Works, Alikay Naturals, Camille Rose)
    • satin hair wraps
    • diapers & wet wipes
    • bras, socks & underwear for people of all sizes and ages
  • Cleaning Products

    • Lysol wipes
    • glass cleaner
    • all-purpose cleaner
    • brooms
    • dustpans
    • dish soap
    • laundry detergent
    • bleach
    • shower cleaner
    • dish rags
    • hand towels
    • bath towels
    • hand soap
    • dishwasher detergent
    • cleaning sponges

  • Non-Perishable Food Items

    • Canned chicken and other canned meats
    • canned veggies
    • canned fruit
    • pasta
    • pasta sauce
    • canned pasta
    • baby food
    • baby formula
5% of children under the age of 18 are solicited sexually online.
1,000+ suspected child sexual abuse cases are reported in Kent County each year.
75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported.
1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys are sexually abused.