What is The Hanger?
It's a simple concept that most of us take for granted, but for a foster kid, being able to choose and wear your own clothes builds self-esteem. The Hanger is a store in the back of the CASA office where foster teens can shop for donated clothing and accessories free of charge.
In addition to shopping, teens have opportunities to help operate the store which provides them with valuable work experience. Many foster teens have no job experience, making it difficult to find employment when they turn 18 and age out of the system.
The Hanger is open for shopping from 12-3 on Saturdays for teens ages 12-21 who have an open case through EPC or Teller or are in foster care and placed in EPC or Teller. Closed on major holiday weekends.
What can I donate to The Hanger?
- New or gently used adult-sized clothing in current teen styles and brands (in-season only please as we have limited storage)
- Please bring us girls' and guys' hoodies for fall and winter! Teens especially like Broncos hoodies!
- NEW and full-sized personal hygiene items such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, cologne or perfume, nail polish, hairbrushes/combs, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
- NEW socks
- Cute accessories like jewelry, purses, and hats
We do NOT accept luggage, furniture, household items, decorations, out-of-season clothing, clothing in children's sizes, and clothing not in good shape (holes, rips, stains, odors). We also are not taking bras and underwear right now as we are fully stocked on those items.
Have luggage? Please contact Cases of Love who specifically provides luggage for youth in foster care:
Have formal gowns? Please contact Becca’s Closet.
How do I donate to The Hanger?
The Hanger accepts donations during regular business hours, Monday-Friday between 8 and 5. The location for drop-offs is at the Hanger door which is in the back of the CASA building at 418 South Weber Street.
Please contact Jill on the contact page with any questions.
The Hanger is a project of CASA’s Milton Foster Children’s Fund Committee.