Hours of Operation


Mondays: 3pm – 5pm

Tuesdays: 3pm – 5pm

Thursdays: 9am -12pm


If you are coming to shop in the Community Closet, you can make the intake process easier by creating an account at this link before you come in: https://app.pantrysoft.com/login/uwmarathon



Wednesdays: 1pm – 4pm

Fridays: 9am – 12pm


705 S. 24th Ave, Suite 440, Wausau, WI 54401

United Way of Marathon County has been providing clothing to the community since 2013 through Rebecca's Closet (children's clothing) and Career Closet (workwear). These projects were led and championed by Women United and Emerging Leaders Affinity Groups, respectively. In an effort to increase access, reduce stigma, and reduce barriers, the Community Closet re-opened in July 2023 for all ages, offering a wider variety of clothing styles and in-person shopping.

MOBILE CLOSET  Impact 100 Logo
Our Mobile Closet is expected to be running by November 2023. United Way of Marathon County was the recipient of the 2023 Impact 100 Greater Wausau $100,000 grant. With this grant, we are able to take clothing on the road and bring it to accessible sites throughout Marathon County.

The Community Closet provides new and gently used clothing to guests who express a need, without requiring an income verification. Guests will be eligible to receive up to 10 items of clothing and one pair of shoes per household member, as often as once per month. United Way reserves the right to adjust the quantity of clothing items and the frequency of allowed visits based on inventory.

The Community Closet will provide steel toed boots to individuals who present a completed Boots to Work voucher with appropriate employment verification. Guests may receive no more than one pair of steel toed boots each calendar year. Boots to Work Voucher

Guests who need clothing but are unable to visit the closet during shopping hours may fill out a request form to have items selected and packaged for them to pick up. Please email communitycloset@unitedwaymc.org or call 715-848-2927 to make these arrangements.

For information on volunteering in the Community Closet, please click here: https://www.unitedwaymc.org/volunteer


Donations will be accepted during the hours listed above. Donations can be dropped off at 705 S. 24th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401, Suite 440. This is the opposite side of the building from the United Way office.

We accept donations of new or gently used clothing. If your clothing is torn or stained, we are unable to give it to families who visit the closet - please look through your items before bringing them to us. Please limit donations to 2 bags or boxes of clothing/shoes at one time.

Clothing Types Accepted

March 1 - August 15: Spring/Summer Clothing

August 15 - February 28: Fall/Winter


Current Priority Donation Needs

Spring/Summer 2024

You may also make a donation by purchasing an item off our wish lists at Amazon or Target!

Sleepers   Onesies   New Socks and Underwear
Boys Girls   Boys Girls   Men's All Sizes
9 mo. 0-3 mo.   24 mo. 24 mo.   Women's All Sizes
12 mo. 12 mo.         Children's All Sizes
24 mo. 18 mo.            
  24 mo.            
Pants   Shirts   Tennis Shoes
Boys Girls   Boys Girls   Men's All Sizes
3T 5T   3T 5T   Women's All Sizes
5T 6   14/16 6   Children's All Sizes
6  10/12            
14/16 14/16            
Shirts   Pants   Scrubs
Men's Women's   Men's Women's   Men's All Sizes
XS XS   XS XS   Women's All Sizes
S XXL+   S XXL+      
XXL+     XXL+