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Care Closets & Welcome Packs

With donations from local individuals and businesses, we are able to store and distribute basic necessities as needed for children entering foster care, often with just the clothes on his/her back. From our Care Closets in Dripping Springs and Round Rock, we are able to collect new and 'like new' donations from the community to put into customized Welcome Packs for foster children shortly after they are placed in a new home. Inside each Welcome Pack is several days worth of clothes, basic necessities, and comfort items. We also provide special-request items as needed, such as car seats, cribs, beds, strollers, Pack N Plays, developmentally appropriate books and toys, age appropriate bibles, infant equipment, and various common necessities for children. These basic necessities are also available to children when reunifying with biological parents who have worked to restore their family and kinship homes caring for the children of family or friends. Our hope is that by making these items readily available, children in our community will have a better chance at stability and appropriate care.

Families have the option to come and shop for free at our Care Closet in Round Rock (located within Redeemer Church) or at our Oak Haven Resource Center in Dripping Springs. 

If you or someone you know is in need of a Welcome Pack or items from one of our Care Closets, please click on the Resources link below that will take you to our Request Form:

We are currently accepting the following donations:

(Please Note: quality is more helpful than quantity)

  • Children's clothing in new or 'like new' condition (all sizes for 0-18)

  • double strollers

  • Travel systems

  • Snap n Go strollers

  • waterproof crib mattresses

  • Infant carriers

  • Baby monitors (video monitors are in especially high demand for safety reasons)

  • Preemie size clothes in good condition

  • New packs of diapers, all sizes

  • New packs of socks, all sizes

  • New underpants, all sizes

  • $20 grocery store gift cards for foster parents

If you'd like to purchase items for children entering foster care, they can also be delivered directly to us via Amazon:

Please note that we are NOT accepting toys and books at this time due to an overwhelming amount in inventory. Other items we are not able to take: used car seats, used cribs/beds, used bottles and cups, used socks and undergarments, training potty seats, baby gear that can be purchased new for less than $20, and any items that are stained, damaged, or missing parts.

We want the children who receive your donations to know that they are truly valued, so we prefer that donations are in new or like new condition- similar to items you would see in a children's consignment store.

We value quality over quantity.

We are exceedingly grateful when donations come to us washed, sorted, and labeled as it allows us more time to distribute to the children who need them.

{email if you're interested in hosting a donation drive!}

Donation Drop-Off Inquiry

Please fill out the form below if you have new or gently used items that you are interested in donating for local foster families (our donation drop off locations are currently in Dripping Springs, Round Rock, and north Austin). 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!

Name *
Please keep in mind that donations must be in new or gently used working condition with all parts/hardware included. We are not able to take gently used toys at this time.