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. OUR MISSION To operate an all-volunteer community resource dedicated to providing clothing, toys and safe infant equipment such as cribs, car seats, strollers and high chairs to foster families and foster children cared for in Georgia's basic care per-diem foster homes. We accept donations from those caring enough to give. OUR OBJECTIVES Â· Organizing and operating a clothing and equipment giveaway program by soliciting donations of new and gently used items from private donors, schools, churches, community groups, retail stores and manufacturers Â· Acquiring and maintaining storage facilities and a give-away facility for free distribution of goods Â· Providing communications, information, parent-to-parent support and speakers for foster parent training hours Â· Providing foster parents with willing listeners and a forum to experience otherâ s perspectives and share celebrations of their foster children . Providing monthly training for the foster parent to better care for the neglected and abused child OUR GOALS, PRINCIPLES, AND POLICIES The Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. has established the following goals, principles, and policies to guide its decision making process for operating. Â· To provide resources to enable foster families to be better able to sustain and promote the development of their foster children Â· To develop and allocate resources to create a responsive, accessible, and accountable system of services to foster families and foster children Â· To provide services in a professional manner by caring and appropriately trained volunteers Â· To develop innovative strategies for solicitation of donations
Our donation center gives free clothes, toys and safe infant equipment to foster children ages preemie infants to 18 years old that are being raised on $12.75 to $14.25 per day. There are between 7,000 and 8,000 children in Georgia's foster care system raised on the above mentioned per-diem. A foster parent can expect to take one third of the cost of the basic care of the foster child out of his or her own pocket, leaving it to be a financial burden on the foster home and stopping many good homes to attempt helping a child in crisis. It is hard to recruit good stable foster parents due to the financial burden on the family. By donating these items, we help differ the cost, thus making it easier to care for a foster child and hopefully opening more quality family foster homes.