Help create a calming night sleep for a child by filling a new pillowcase with a pair of new pajamas, socks and a book.
Birthday in a Bag
Help make a child’s birthday unforgettable! Get a large gift bag and fill it with a cake mix, icing, candles, party favors, decorations, and some plates and cups.
Hair Care Box
With so many heads of hair to maintain, we like to keep our necessities organized. Help by finding a small acrylic box and add a child’s comb, brush and shampoo and conditioner. Make some for girls by adding barrettes or ribbons!
Coping Skills Bag (ages 4 to 6)
Coping skills help children deal with negative feelings in a more positive way. Fill a cloth, drawstring bag (large enough to fill a coloring book) with a few of the following: colored pencils, crayons, coloring book, bubbles, a can of play dough, puzzle (25 or less pieces), foam tile puzzle.
Ready to Go Packs
We like to have these “Ready to Go Packs” for our foster families who receive infant/toddler emergency placements. You can help by filling a diaper bag with diapers, wipes, a blanket and change of clothes (gender neutral is best).
First Day of School Bag
Send the kids off to school with all the right things. Fill a backpack with crayons, spiral notebook, pencils and pens.
Fill a small acrylic box, or cloth bag with body wash or wrapped bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, tissue and dental floss. Travel size works great!
Family Support Basket
A laundry basket works great for this. Fill it with a few adult and children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, hair brushes and combs, a blanket, grocery store gift card and a family friendly book or game.
Coping Skills Bag (ages 7 to 12)
Even older children need coping skills to deal with negative feelings in a more positive way. Fill a cloth, drawstring bag (large enough to fill a coloring book) with a few of the following: colored pencils, crayons, coloring book, bubbles, a can of play dough, puzzle (75 to 100 pieces), bubble bath, journal and pen.
When a child moves into a new foster home, it’s important to them to have their “own’ stuff. Help by filling a small plastic container or drawstring bag with hygiene items, socks, a pair of pajamas, underwear, school supplies, or small toys, maybe a watch, or hair accessories. Organize your boxes by gender and age (infant, toddler, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years)