BENEFITING: Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc.
Every day, hundreds of children are the victims of abuse and/or neglect with no place to call home. When children are pulled from their sad and abusive situations, they come to a foster home with nothing but the clothes on their backs- leaving all they know behind them. It's a most traumatic event that can mar their lives forever. That's why Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) exists. FCSF provides basic care items such as clothing, toys, books and school supplies, bikes, infant care equipment and many other daily necessities free to 3000 children each year. This unique organization is the only such in the country and has served over 37,000 children since it opened it's doors. But, as well intended as this may be, it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to make sure they are not without. Foster Care Support Foundation does not use any government funds but relies on the good will of communities, individuals and volunteers with minimal staff. Providing up to $8 million of in-kind goods each year on a stressed budget of one 16th of that size is difficult. That is why we need your help. Won't you help our children feel as other more fortunate children do? This support helps stable families afford to open their homes to take in a foster child without the fear of financial stress that caring for extra children may cause. We can do this and help the invisible child have a better life in foster care