What We Do
Povide a safe sleeping space for newborns by providing Baby Boxes that are filled with essental baby items.
Having a newborn is hard enough. Being homeless with an infant can be overwhelming. Babies need a safe place to sleep, diapers, clothes, bottles and car seats, essential things that don’t come cheaply.
Clara’s Closet provides a Baby Box to newborns in need. Our Baby Boxes provide a safe place for babies to sleep for the first 6 months of life. Baby Boxes come complete with a mattress and a sheet. Our volunteers collect essential baby items and fill our Baby Boxes with clothes, diapers, wipes, toys, books, health items and more. We distribute the Baby Boxes through hospitals, shelters, and churches in Lincoln County. Each baby receives approximately 20 items, and may include newborn onesies, sleepers, hats, booties, shirts, sweaters, safety items, hygiene items, pants, books, toys and diapers.
What To Expect
After being referred by your case worker or other professional, you will receive a Baby Box containing essentials for your baby. We provide a book and toy in each Baby Box. You may even find special items for you and your child to enjoy.
Typical items you may find:
•Waterproof Mattress Cover
•Baby Shampoo, Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, Diaper Rash Cream
•Sleeper, Onesies, Pants, Hats
•Extra items (coats, sweaters, bottles, baby carrier, etc.)
For case workers or other professionals
We welcome your clients to Clara’s Closet. To request a referral form,
please call 541-921-0770 or e-mail:
Donate to Clara’s Closet
Clara’s Closet items are free to families in shelters or transitional housing, and families who have been homeless within the past six months. In order to keep this vital community resource available, we rely on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. This is a unique opportunity to impact newborns almost immediately. Additionally, it is a unique opportunity to address a significant need that you may not have realized is so great. As Clara’s Closet grows and the word is spread, we will add more beneficiaries and expand the list of items that can be donated.