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.
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)
- NEW and full-sized personal hygiene items such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, cologne or perfume, nail polish, hairbrushes/combs, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
- NEW underwear and socks
- Bras that are either new or very gently used (teens really love cute colors and styles!)
- 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).
How do I donate to The Hanger?
Our donation hours are currently limited because of the pandemic. Donations can be dropped off between 11 AM and 2 PM on Mondays at The Hanger door which is in the back of the CASA building at 418 South Weber Street.
Please contact Jill C. at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Hanger is a project of CASA’s Milton Foster Children’s Fund committee.