2019 Foot the Bill Campaign

Donate $25.00 to buy a pair of sneakers for a needy Cape and Islands child for Back to School

As summer begins, we are already focused on our very busy Back to School season.  In a few short weeks, we will begin to receive requests for Back to School clothing and sneakers. Last year we needed more than 325 pairs of sneakers just to fill our requests for August and September.

We need your help to FOOT THE BILL for the sneakers! Would you be so kind as to donate $25.00 or more to help us buy these sneakers?

How you can donate:

  • Mail a check to us at 33 N Main St S Yarmouth MA 02664 or
  • Donate online

We’re sure that you know the importance of children starting off the school year on the right foot with clean clothes and new sneakers.

On behalf of the children we serve, we thank you so much for your generosity.

Katelynn’s Closet marks 10 years of aiding Cape’s children in need

Our friends at the Cape Cod Times are so kind to tell their readers all about our good works on the Cape and Islands. Reporter Kristen Young visited our warehouse recently and learned all about the  amazing work being done to help provide clothing to children in need on the Cape and Islands.  Thank you Kristen for allowing us to share our mission with the readers of the Cape Cod Times.  Read all about it.


Everybody loves to be snuggled up in warm and cozy PJs. But for many Cape and Islands children, this basic necessity is out of reach for them. The Pajama Program helps Katelynn’s Closet meet those needs of the children we serve.

Pajama Program founded in 2001, has provided over 4,000,000 New Pajamas and New Books to children in need nationwide. Liz Cannistraro, Boston Chapter President, has visited us on several occasions, each time delivering dozens of pairs of new pajamas for us to distribute to our recipients.

Liz says “I am a mother of 5, as well as a grandmother of 5. Having been a foster parent for years, I have witnessed children who do not have even the most basic of needs, like pajamas.” When Liz became aware of our mission, she was happy to come to the Cape to deliver the toasty warm pajamas and wonderful books to help warm the hearts of the children we serve.

We thank Liz and the Pajama Program and their donors who make this all possible. You make huge impact on the children in need.
To learn more about the program and the local chapter, please visit them here.

Area Students Complete Service Projects for Katelynn’s Closet

We are so very lucky to have many amazing local students who see the need for items we provide and then just go about working hard to get us those items.

A huge thank you to Christine and Sophia for hosting a PJ Drive to benefit Katelynns Closet which couldn’t have happened without the cooperation and donations from North Side Nursery SchoolThe Sunflower SchoolStation Avenue Elementary and Sweet Tomatoes Pizza. The PJ Drive was part of their Community Service Project for National Honor Society! A lot of children will be getting new PJs!

Brooke also worked very hard for her Junior Christian Service Project and those pajamas will warm the hearts of children we serve.

You young people are doing it right! Thank you for your generosity and kindness.



Thank you so very much to our friends at the Yarmouth Town Libraries for including us in their 2019 Yarmouth Reads Program.  They have partnered with us to collect new and gently used books for us.  All our children receive a book along with their clothing bag so this is a great connection for us.

This year, their read is The Island of the Worthy Boys by Connie Hertzberg Mayo.

Join us Saturday June 15 from 1-3 pm for the Finale of the program.

Here’s what the library says about the event:

“Finale – Yarmouth Reads 2019 – at the Lorusso Lodge at Flax Pond

Let’s wrap up our exploration of The Island of Worthy Boys, by Massachusetts author Connie Hertzberg Mayo, as part of Yarmouth Reads 2019. Join us for lunch, and a recap of Yarmouth Reads 2019. We will have a special presentation by Ann Bearse, Executive Director of Katelynn’s Closet, the non-profit we are helping this year with donations of new or like-new books for the children served by this Cape Cod organization.”


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