A Brother’s Love

Tyler Bearse loved his sister Katelynn.  Although she was only in his life for 6 short years, he keeps her in his heart and her memory alive.  At this year’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt, Tyler, son of Katelynn’s Closet founder Ann and Matt Bearse, presented his mom a heart warming picture he painted of Katelynn and himself.  This beautiful work of art was a true testament to a brother’s love.

His painting inspired him to make a difference in the world and start a Go Fund Me page to benefit Katelynn’s Closet.

Tyler wrote on his Facebook page: “I’m going to use it to fundraise money for my moms non-profit Katelynn’s Closet through Go Fund Me. Katelynns Closet was created in memory of my sister, who passed away when she was nine and a half from Unexplained Cardiomyopathy. My sister loved everything fashion. We have housed 20+ foster children over the years and almost all of them would come without clothes, and even sometimes shoes. My mom couldn’t stand it, so her and her two friends started Katelynns Closet, and they donate a weeks worth of clothes to needy children all over Cape Cod and the Islands.

So please, I would like us all as a community to come together and give back to my mom who has spent countless hours giving to the community. I’m not forcing a donation; a share on the video is doing just as good. You’re spreading the word of Katelynns Closet, and maybe someone you know would donate. Thank you.”

Watch his amazing video.






Thank you to everyone who supported our 4th Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt.  It was a pleasure to greet our guests and watch them hunt for their eggs.  There were many childlike wide open eyes as they lined up to claim their exciting prize baskets. The Cape Cod Museum of Art was a wonderful venue for our event and we thank them for their kindness.

On behalf of the children we serve, we thank our attendees, sponsors, artists, donors,volunteers and all who helped make the event a success.



Phil Denesha, we love and miss you!

It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to one of our strongest supporters and friend. Philip Denesha passed away on March 24th. His smile and gentle ways always lit up any room.   Our mission to provide clothes to children in need held a deep place in his heart.

Just last year, Phil and his amazing wife Tricia Mullaney Denesha, directed our annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt and what an event that was.  As we embark on this year’s hunt April 2nd, we will make you proud Phil and we know that your good deeds will be carried on.

We are so pleased you were a part of the Katelynn’s Closet Family.

Clothing bags & gift cardsdistributed last year


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