Our kids need YOUR help!

We make sure our community's most vulnerable children have the items they need. All kids need socks, underwear, clothing - even bigger items like beds, mattresses and car seats! We help out when kids leave home unable to take these items with them. Will you join us?

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2022 Community Impact

565

Children Served

754

Total Transactions

60367

Savings To Families

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Our Mission: Be the Village

In Franklin County there are 350-400 children ages birth through age 18 in the foster care system at any given time, usually due to a history of abuse, neglect or trauma. Usually, these children transition into their new home in the midst of a crisis. Families who volunteer to be foster or kinship parents often have little advance notice of the child’s impending arrival. They may find themselves in immediate need of essentials for the child such as clothing, furniture and baby equipment.

Franklin County Foster Closet’s mission is to meet the immediate and ongoing clothing and essential supply needs for children in foster care. As a 501c3 organization, we collect new and gently used children’s goods for foster families. We make the process of outfitting a home for a child simple, convenient and cost-free. We do this because we do not want any family to say no to a child simply because they do not have the supplies needed to care for them. We also want foster families and children to feel supported by the entire community as they navigate what is a very challenging and stressful time.

How to Get Help

Please submit the form for Foster Closet access BEFORE you need to use the closet in an EMERGENCY.

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