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Stay 'Warm for Winter' with Free Clothing PantrySubmitted: 11/27/2012
Story By Kailey Burton

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RHINELANDER - No one should have to face winter without proper clothing. That's why two women in Rhinelander have a pantry full of winter essentials, and they're giving it away for FREE.

"It's all free. We do sort of monitor the bedding and the children's clothes, because we do run out of those things, but other than that, yes. They can take whatever they need," said Gale Willcox Co-Founder of ‘Warm for the Winter'.

They call their clothing pantry ‘Warm for the Winter', and it's open the last Saturday of each month from September to February, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the past four years Jan Leschke and Gale Willcox have collected, sorted and given away thousands of items.

"We have just about everything now," said Willcox, "We have skirts and slacks, and trousers for men, and children's clothes, and shoes, and underwear for men and women. Robes and nightclothes, and gloves, hats, and mittens."

Warm for the Winter began in Rhinelander's First Congregational United Church, and now occupies the basement of Friendly Village, a nursing home in Rhinelander.

Anyone is welcome to come to the clothing pantry, and there are no questions asked.

"We had a young mother come this last weekend," said Willcox, "She had some young children and they had no boots, and thin coats, and no hats or mittens, and pretty soon they left with everything they needed."

If you'd like to donate, coats, clothing or bedding, call Jan Leschke at 715-362-7157.


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