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Baby Clothing

Our Mission

The Wardrobe: Treasure Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides customized clothing orders at no charge to Idaho's youth in foster and kinship care. We believe that every child deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their clothing, and we are dedicated to making that happen. We work with volunteers and partners to provide clothing that is tailored to each child's preferences and needs. Our goal is to make sure that every foster and kinship child in our community has access to the clothing they need to feel like themselves.


Get to Know Us

The idea of The Wardrobe has been around since the 1990s. A foster parent, Shannon Purdie Foust, created a clothing exchange between foster parents that ran out of her garage. This exchange project changed hands many times and at some point ended up at Health & Welfare's Region 3 office. Les Connors and Samantha Leavitt helped keep this project alive in various ways while it was there. Eventually, it landed in the care of One Church One Child liaisons who worked for Fostering Idaho within Health & Welfare. It stayed in the Nampa area, switching homes a few times within a few years. An amazing, local construction company renovated it around 2017 and asked for the clothing exchange's name to be developed. This is where it first became known as "The Wardrobe". By 2018, it was spread across 4 small backrooms of Nampa's Health & Welfare office. Devoted volunteers worked to bring in hundreds of foster children a year to pick out a few outfits. 

In September 2019, Coral Sciscoe believed that the The Wardrobe would thrive if it became its own non-profit in order to successfully serve the thousand or so children drifting in and out of foster care each year. This is when The Wardrobe Treasure Valley was officially formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. 

December 2019 is when The Wardrobe: Treasure Valley first opened out of a garage in Caldwell. By the following year, we had grown into one shop in Meridian and a small storefront in Greenleaf. The storefront in Greenleaf provided foster children the ability to "shop" and pick out their own outfits. In the short four months we were able to operate the storefront we served 38 youth by providing clothing and basic hygiene items. 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 shut-downs, we were forced to switch to pick-up orders only. The decision was then made to close the Greenleaf storefront permanently. In early 2023, due to the rising cost of commercial space, we temporarily moved the operations to storage units in Meridian. Acorn Storage generously donated the use of multiple storage units. 

Beginning May 2023, we moved into the CASA building located in downtown Caldwell. The building is large enough to hopefully allow in-person shopping for teens in the future. 

Our Goals

Provide customized clothing orders to youth in foster and kinship care

Partner with local organizations to reach every foster and kinship child

Expand The Wardrobe: Treasure Valley to multiple locations throughout Idaho

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