Community Closet

Our Community Closet is located at the Community Resource Center (1585 N Rand Road) in the Community Cares Suite.  Our goal is to provide clothing attire for our community all year long.

After a minimal donation is made of $1 per person, families can choose clothing for their entire family.  They must be referred to the closet by a social worker from area organizations ie: Community Consolidated School District 15 (CCSD15), Palatine High School, Fremd High School, Palatine Opportunity Center and Palatine Police Department to name a few.  Once qualified by the referring organization, they are signed up with a date and time to shop and are given a voucher used for entry.

The Community Closet has infant to adult size clothing that is stocked by generous donations from the Palatine community and local organizations.  We are so grateful for the collaboration of Northwest Suburban Council (NWSC) of PTA/PTSA and Community Consolidated School District 15 (CCSD15) for their support with donation collection bins and delivering the donations to the Community Closet.  Note: School age children are also provided with new socks and underwear.

Our greatest needs

Helping Hands (Volunteers) sign up through our volunteer Sign Up app, new socks shorty style, boys and girl’s new underwear sizes for kids in K-12 grades. (boys boxer style briefs and teen girl’s bikini style are preferred), gently used or new snow boots and snow pants.

Monetary donations are appreciated to our Operation Warm fundraising page to raise funds to purchase new children’s  coats when we run out.  Operation Warm is a nonprofit organization that offers new coats at a great price and ships them for free to other nonprofit organizations. Our fundraising page is:

Donation locations

All Community Consolidated School District 15 (CCSD15), yellow donation bins are located at the main entrance of each school.  Tax-deductible receipts are also available on the front of each bin in a folder. A list of the schools and their locations can be found here:

Community Resource Center, 1585 N Rand Road, Palatine, IL 60074 (847.776.9500) during building hours.  See the reception desk for dropping off donations and to receive a tax-deductible receipt.

All garments should be washed and/or in clean condition without stains, rips, broken zippers, missing buttons or snaps.

Local high school and junior high students can earn community service hours by signing up through our volunteer Sign Up app

Special arrangements can be made for groups with younger kids, clubs or organizations to sort and replenish the clothing rooms.

Email us at to arrange a date for your group or if you should have any questions.