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Help provide free clothing and toys to children in foster care and relative care homes

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Foster Care Support Foundation, INC

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Foster Care Support distribution center
Providing free clothing and toys to foster and displaced children

Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm

Volunteers and special project volunteer groups, team building opportunities and coordinated school groups or mission trips from out of state may be arranged by emailing vol@fostercares.org with requests.

Volunteers do some of the following at the Foster Care Support Distribution Center depending on the tasks at hand for the day.

  • Sort clothing, size or restock the center for easy selection by foster children.
  • Play with babies and toddlers in the nursery while foster parents select their needed items (no diaper changing or trips to the bathroom with children allowed by sitters: best way to babysit). Foster parents must do this.
  • Wash, put together or take apart infant equipment to make sure all is safe and in excellent condition to be used by a foster child.
  • Sort toys and make sure all pieces are there(puzzles, games, etc,) Regular volunteers can learn the process of sorting and distribution to children and help in the toy room.
  • Battery check toys to make sure they work.
  • Clean outside toys and check bikes to make sure tires and brakes are good.
  • Mow grass and do yard work.
  • Move bags to/from storage.
  • Do crafts with foster children ages 4 to 10. Please check for an available date. If you are bringing a craft, you must get it approved first.
  • Load bags of clothing and toys and bikes into foster parents' cars on appointment days.
  • Check incoming cribs, strollers and infant equipment to make sure they are safe for distribution.
  • Fill orders for children living too far away to come themselves, pack them and get them ready for shipping.
Volunteers can also help at the Fostering Hope Bargain Resale Store, to help raise supporting funds for the FCSF programs

Volunteering times to help at the Fostering Hope Bargain Resale Store at 608 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Suite 210, Roswell GA 30076
Mondays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm

Volunteers help organize, tag, hang and place items for sale to the public that cannot be used at the distribution center.

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About Foster Care Support Foundation, INC

Location:

115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30076, US

Mission Statement

To strengthen the ability of foster families to meet the needs of their foster children by implementing a community based resource and education that can decrease the need for institutionalized care

Description

Our donation center gives free clothes, toys and safe infant equipment to foster children ages preemie infants to 21 years old that are being raised on up to $30.00 per day. There are over 15,000 children in Georgia's foster care system raised on the above mentioned per-diem.

That number does not count the hundreds of thousands of children raised by grandparents or relatives, taking in their relatives child to keep them from entering the foster care system. Most of these families receive $0 of compensation which endangers the stability of the family while they try to keep their family conected. Due mostly to drugs, the opioid crisis and jail time, there are about 110,000 relaitive famiies, mostly Grandparents raising almost 300,000 children that are not theirs without the biological parent present in the home. By donating funds or your time to process these donated items, you help provide basic care needed items for this population of children to help them through their time of crisis. Sponsor a child for $25 or $50 per month to make sure they have items our kids take for granted every day. Give a displaced child hope for the future.

Children & Youth
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

115 Mansell Place ( physical address)Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9am to 5pmRoswell, GA 30076

(34.05263,-84.32865)
 

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Warehousing
  • Group Facilitation
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 9:30 am to 5 pm
  • willing to help in distribution center sorting, restocking, organizing, helping clients, etc

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