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For 4th year, The Chaos Closet secures storage for kids in state care to use


For the fourth year in a row, The Chaos Closet is sponsoring a storage unit for the 37th Circuit Children’s Division. 

When children enter residential care, they’re not able to take any personal belongings with them whether it be a bike, toys, sentimental items or anything in between, point out Chaos Closet officials, adding that, sadly, as more and more children enter state custody, the need for a place to keep these small comforts is great. 

That’s where Chaos Closet has stepped in. With generous support from community donors, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves foster children and families in the 37th Judicial Circuit has secured an 1,800-square-foot storage unit for the next year to store these small comforts.

Children’s Division Circuit Manager Shawn Bentley is grateful: “On behalf of 37th Circuit Children’s Division, I want to thank The Chaos Closet and the generous community members who have once again stepped up and provided our children a place to store their belongings,” said Bentley. “I am humbled by the blessings we receive each year from The Chaos Closet and the community.” 

“We’re so thankful to be living in a community that recognizes the needs of children in foster and residential care,” said Chaos Closet Executive Director DeeDee Button. “This is an often overlooked need and we hope that by providing a safe place for their personal belongings, they know their items will be safe until they have them again. Thank you to all who have helped make this possible for another year.”

The Chaos Closet is a nonprofit based in West Plains that provides clothing, diapers, formula, winter coats, and more to foster families in the 37th Judicial Circuit, which includes Howell, Oregon and Shannon counties.

For more information, to request assistance, or donate visit thechaoscloset.com or follow @thechaoscloset on Facebook.