Lake Mills Children's

Clothing Giveaway (LMCCG)

Since 2018, the LMCCG has provided cost-free clothing to over 800 children!  

The Lake Mills Children’s Clothing Giveaway (LMCCG) is an event for families in need in the Lake Mills Area School District and surrounding areas to come and shop cost-free for clothing for their children. Need is self-determined and follows the mantra, “Take what you need, and need what you take.” 

All new and gently used children’s clothing is donated by generous community members during the 10-14 days prior to an event. Helpful volunteers then sign up to collect, sort, and stock the tables with donated clothing for each 2-day event at the Lake Mills United Methodist Church.

The first LMCCG was held in August of 2018 as a partnership between local moms and Citizen Advocates for Public Education (CAPE). Two more events were held in December 2018 and August 2019. Unfortunately, COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 event. In 2021, this program was brought up under the Sunrise Reach umbrella of programs. Both an August back-to-school event and a December Christmas event were held in 2021. All back-to-school August giveaways continue in partnership with CAPE.

In the past, clothing that remained after the event was donated to other nonprofits and community organizations, such as the Birth to 3 Program, the Jefferson County Foster Care Program, the Community Space, and local schools. We are fortunate to have secured storage space and as of December 2021, all clothing remaining after each event will now be retained for future giveaways.


Past LMCCG Events:

August 16-17, 2018

December 7-8, 2018

August 12-13, 2019

August 10-11, 2021

December 10-11, 2021

August 23-24, 2022