The Village Closet

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Closet

The Village Closet is our donation site for gently-used baby items. Our space in the Berkshire Trail Elementary School is FULL of donated baby clothes, strollers, car-seats, carriers, cloth diapers, books, and anything else you can think of that a baby could need. We have seasonal items like winter coats and snowpants, bating suits and sun hats, and outfits for every holiday in between! All items are free to any member of the community (not just in the Hilltowns).

The Village Closet is also a United Way Diaper Bank location, and we gladly provide disposable diapers to families in need.

“I always find something great here!” — Nykky

Location and Hours

20150917_140934798_iOS2 Main Street ( just off Rt. 9)
Berkshire Trail Elementary School, Room 114
Cummington, MA
(Map Link)

We are open Tuesdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
(You can always check our calendar to confirm our open days)

 

Requests for Pickup or Drop-Off

ClosetRequestFormIf you have an issue with transportation and cannot come to our site to collect items or to make a donation, you may request delivery or pickup by filling out this form (also available in Spanish):

While we cannot guarantee delivery, we and our volunteers will do our best to accommodate at-risk families.

Donations

We gladly accept donations during our open hours. If  you cannot come when we are open, please fill out a Request Form and we will try to schedule a pickup from a volunteer.

We accept:

  • gently-used baIMG_3353by clothes and shoes (premie through kids’ size 10)
  • baby carriers
  • nursing and maternity clothes
  • blankets and bedding
  • breast and bottle feeding supplies (including unused breast pumps, clean breast pump accessories, and formula)
  • cloth and disposable diapers
  • car seats and booster seats (not-expired)
  • strollers
  • “pack and plays”, cribs, and bassinets
  • high chairs
  • swings and baby seats
  • books and toys (newborn through preschool age)
  • and other baby furniture/equipment

We do NOT accept:

  • foam mattresses
  • baby food (please consider donating to the Goshen Food Pantry)
  • stained or ripped clothing (we do not have the resources to launder donations)
  • expired, recalled, or broken equipment (please check your car-seat’s expiration date before donating)

For the benefit of our volunteers and staff, please clean and organize clothing donations by age/size and type (onesies, bibs, pants, etc) before donating, and clean any furniture or equipment as best you can. You are also welcome to stay and help put away donations when you bring them in!

 

Community of Supporters

We are grateful to the Town of Cummington for welcoming us into this space and we look forward to collaborating with our neighbors sharing the building including the Cummington Preschool, Cummington Family Center, and the Homeschool Cooperative (The HUB).

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, one of our long-time supporters, has re-committed their support through 2017. The United Way of Hampshire County has generously agreed to support us through 2019! We also received a grant from the Eileen Fisher Organization to help fund the Village Closet.

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Want to Volunteer at the Village Closet?

11220074_10153145255830143_8095472593518693125_nWe can always use help folding and organizing donations, as well a delivering items to families who cannot make it to the Village Closet. Please email lisa@hilltownvillage.org or call 413-650-3640 to find out how you can help!

                 

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