Wadsworth, IL – If you are a veteran who needs clothing, please visit the Veterans Closet where vets shop for FREE. Sponsored by the Lake County Council for Seniors and hosted by the Freedom Farm for Vets and John Ress in Wadsworth, the store provides almost-new men’s and women’s clothing for veterans — for free.
At any time, as space permits, small household items such as sheets, blankets and small appliances may be available.
Currently, the Veterans Closet is housed in a mid-sized trailer on loan from Valerie Herson in honor of her late father, Donald R. Herson, a veteran. Volunteers include veterans, community members, and children of veterans and active duty personnel from Kids Rank. Collectively, they worked countless hours sorting, folding and stuffing bins, hanging blouses, shirts, jackets, and outerwear, and matching socks, shoes and boots.
The Veterans Closet will open Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. and will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointment is not necessary; however call ahead to be sure what you need is available. Donations of clothing and small household items are taken by appointment.
Monetary donations, no matter how small or large, are desperately needed to continue to serve Veterans and their families.
For more information visit Lake County Council for Seniors website at lakecountyseniors.org or call Lake County Council for Seniors at 847.244.1720.
- Freedom Farm for Vets is located at 13155 Hart Street, Wadsworth, IL 60083
- Kids Rank is located at 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035