Hyannis Rotary Provides Miles for Smiles Sneaker Donation

When Hyannis Rotary Club member W Patrick Lentell of SEMC Sports heard about the Katelynn’s Closet Foot the Bill program to raise money for new sneakers for children  it was a natural match for this runner who understands the need for a good new pair of sneakers. With this beginning, the Hyannis Rotary took up the cause to provide new sneakers for the children we serve and a partnership with Hanlon’s Shoes and New Balance Sneakers was created.  Recently Ann Bearse, Executive Director of Katelynn’s Closet was presented with a check for $11725.00 to purchase 335 pairs of New Balance sneakers through Hanlon’s Shoes. We are so appreciative to Hyannis Rotary Club ,whose guiding principle is”Service Above Self” for this amazing donation.

Dennis Miller, Rotary; Kevin Petrovek, owner of Hanlons; Ann Bearse, Katelynn’s Closet; Harold Robinson, former President of Rotary; Steve Heslinga, Rotary; Michael White, present President of Rotary.


Ed Davis donates Backpacks to Katelynn’s Closet


On a blustery Tuesday in March, Ed Davis, owner of Ed Davis Carpentry, stopped by our office with a wonderful donation of 60 backpacks filled with basic necessities for children in need on the Cape. Ed learned about Katelynn’s Closet from one of his customers, who is a regular supporter  of our organization. This donation was just one on his list of Cape Cod non-profits he is helping. To date, he has donated 100 filled backpacks.  This hard working Cape Cod man was moved to make a difference in people’s lives, when one day , while running an errand on a cold winter day, he saw a man walking on the street with only light weight clothing and no socks.  This moved him to make a small difference in the lives of needy folks. He is a humble man, using his financial resources to help people during this difficult time.  While he is a one man show, some friends of his saw the good he is doing and help him with small contributions.  In this time of need for so many people, yes, one person can make a difference. Will that next person to make a difference in people’s lives be you?


Dennis Eclectic Book Club Provides Needed Donations

The pandemic could not stop these generous ladies from providing their annual Christmas donation to Katelynn’s Closet. These ladies came dressed in their best holiday clothes and loaded their cars with bags of new clothes to help fill our shelves. We appreciate your continued support of our mission and we wish you a wonderful holiday.

We had a wonderful visit from an awesome group of Employees from Davenport Realty. 

For the last several years, the Davenport Employees have selected our organization to receive donations from their holiday giving program. Employee donations are matched by the company, so that’s a double win for us. We so appreciate their continued support of our mission and thank them for their donations.

Thank  you to the Yarmouth firefighters for their commitment to Katelynn’s Closet and thank you so much to the generous folks who came by to donate money and new clothing items for the children in need.

The Yarmouth Firefighters will be Going Homeless for the Holidays

Friday December 4th and Saturday December 5th open from 8am to 8pm and Sunday December 6th open from 8am to 12pm.
Thank you to the Yarmouth Firefighters Local 2122 for including us in their program once again. Here’s a message from them:
The Yarmouth Firefighters will be Going Homeless for the Holidays starting Friday December 4th. This is the 19th annual Homeless for the Holidays event where we accept donations of new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots, new clothing for children to support Katelynn’s Closet, nonperishable food for the Yarmouth Food Pantry and checks or money to be split between these charities. Katelynn’s Closet has a critical need for (new) children’s socks, underwear and pajamas, in kids sizes 4-18.
COVID-19 Pandemic has forced us to adjust our schedule. Our schedule: Friday December 4th and Saturday December 5th open from 8am to 8pm and Sunday December 6th open from 8am to 12pm. Please stop by Our Lady of the Highway Church, 1044 Rt. 28, South Yarmouth, on the corner of Rt. 28 and Forest Rd.
For more information on our charities please visit:
We fear with the pandemic the need this year will be much greater! We thank the citizens and visitors of Yarmouth for their continued support, please stop by with your donation and say hello.

Bombas are the Bomb!

item donated

We are so very grateful to Bombas Socks for their AMAZING donation of thousands of pairs of socks to Katelynn’s Closet.  These very well made and comfortable socks are flying off the shelves onto the feet of needy Cape and Islands children.


Bombas has a truly awesome program to provide socks to folks in need.  For every pair of socks purchased, they donate one pair.

One Item Purchased = One Item Donated

We were made aware of this program by one of our volunteers, Donna. Donna has been wearing these socks for a long time and she knows of their quality and comfort.  She wanted to share that comfort with our kids in need and initiated the donation request to them.  Even in the midst of the delivery issues with the pandemic, we received huge boxes of socks for our children. Thank you Donna for doing the work to make the order possible.

We invite you to learn all about the Bombas donation program by visiting their website .

On behalf of the children we serve, we thank you so very much to Bombas .


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