Doing good, helping others.
Kirby's Closet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2018 by Brian and Hilary Rossow to provide Christmas gifts to families of modest means for their children. In its first four years, Kirby's Closet has provided over 10,000 items to families in 25 communities in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.
Items distributed at Kirby's Christmas Closet, including new toys, gifts for older kids, books, and winter coats, are purchased with funds from fundraisers, private donors, grants, and business sponsorships. In-kind donations of any these items are accepted all year as well. Volunteer opportunities exist for groups, businesses, and individuals, and help is always gratefully accepted with events and fundraising.
In 2021, Kirby's Closet expanded to include providing classroom baskets to teachers at area schools including items their entire classroom can use. Kirby's Gift Connection was started to help families who may not be able to travel to Kirby's Christmas Closet because of their geographic location.
This page will be updated with event dates and details, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, and other pertinent information as it becomes available.
Feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you for your interest!