The Methuen YMCA will soon be home to a program that provides high-quality seasonal clothing for families in need. My Kids Closet will be a monthly free clothing exchange for the Merrimack Valley community. Participants will be able to donate back to the closet, creating an environment where everyone has access and everyone gives back.
To get the closet ready to open, the Y is now accepting donations of children’s clothing sizes 2T to 14.
The idea for My Kids Closet came from the team at the Methuen YMCA, including Mary Ellen King, who is now Senior Director of Childcare at the Lawrence Y and preschool teachers Heidi Gebhardt, Britney Lebel and Caitlyn Haneffant.