When you provide basic necessities to a child in foster care, you give so much more than a bed to sleep in or a toy to play with; you let a child know he or she is loved, cared for and valued. Your gift also helps relieve the burden and expenses foster families face, empowering them to focus on supporting the child in their care, not scrambling to find a car seat or clothes that fit during already stressful time.
Our resource centers are stocked by your donations with new items such as clothes, underwear, socks, toothbrushes, books, toys, beds and bedding, car seats, strollers and more. Items that you donate go directly to caring for children in the child welfare system. For safety reasons and to provide the most dignifying experience for the children we serve, we can only accept most items brand new and our needs are often changing based on inventory and available storage space. In an effort to be resourceful, we do sometimes supplement with "like new" clothing and some infant gear (such as strollers and big ticket items that are in good condition).
Please click below to see a list of items we currently need; you can also purchase needed items from our Amazon Wishlist.
If you have new or like-new items to donate, please fill out the form below to schedule a drop off (please note that we cannot accept unsolicited drop offs or donations- and we cannot accept or distribute any used car seats or mattresses). We will contact you to let you know if we are able to accept your items and where they can be dropped off. Thank you so much for your support!
For gently used items that we do not accept, we have created a community Facebook group called Foster Village Swap where folks can post items to donate directly to a foster family who wants them. Please feel free to join and connect with those who might be able to use the items you are giving way!