Providing essential gear, clothing and toys to our foster families in Fairfax County

 

Did you know: Many foster parents receive about an hour’s notice before a child comes to live in their home and Sometimes, multiple children are placed into care in Fairfax County.

The Closet serves to equip foster parents with the basic gear and essentials to get them through those chaotic first few days or weeks, with an unexpected child added to their household. Some children will stay only a few days, some for much longer. Children often come to foster parents with nothing, not even clothing. Baby gear, especially, is a huge expense for foster parents when the child may stay only a short time.

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How can you help?

Reach out to your neighborhoods, churches and schools for donations of gear, clothing, and toys. Gift Cards and Store Discounts are also encouraged, so that parents can shop for the items they need.

 

Here is a short list of items we need:

 

Always welcome:

  • Gift Cards: Target, Walmart, BuyBuyBaby

  • Discounts from local thrift or consignment stores

Baby/Toddler Items:

  • Pack n Play, stroller, booster seat/high chair, swing or bouncy seat, cradle

  • Car Seats - new

  • Bottles, sippy cups, utensils, bibs Diapers and wipes - unopened

  • Clothing: Gently used, washed

  • Toys: Small educational play toys, books, push toys for busy toddlers 

 

Young Child/ Teen:

  • Gift cards (we teach these youth how to shop affordably and responsibly

  • Clothing, Shoes, Accessories

  • Games, Videos, crafts

  • Bike (we can only stock a couple of these), bike helmet, scooter

 

 

Together, we can make the transition into foster care an easier one, for both the children and their foster