Help create a calming night sleep for a child by filling a new pillowcase with a pair of new pajamas, socks and a book.
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.
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 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.
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).
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!
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.
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)