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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
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 $12.75 to $25.00 per day. There are over 13,000 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.
A grandparent or relative, taking in their relatives child to keep them from entering the foster care system most always receive $0 of compensation that a stranger/foster parent would receive is caring for that same child, endangering the stability of the family while they want to help and keep their family conected. It is hard to recruit good stable homes due to the financial burden on the family. By donating funds or your time to process these donated items, you help differ the cost, thus making it easier to care for a foster child and hopefully opening more quality family foster homes.