The Donation Depot is an all-volunteer project providing aid to foster care families and the surrounding community with access to items donated by area retailers. We believe that children in foster care should live as normal a life as possible experiencing love, respect and a wider side of life while in their home and school environments. By providing these children with gently used or new up-to-date clothing and supplies, we can help raise their self-esteem so they can feel good about themselves regardless of their living situation.
The goal of the Donation Depot is to provide a unique shopping experience. Families will be able to shop in a boutique pop-up shop with amenities including bedding, kitchen and bath items, clothing, and the overall shopping experience. All items will be free of charge and youth and family participants will get to choose up to six items. Finally, our organization is completely volunteered-based. We do not have any paid employees. Any monetary donations go directly back into the organization to assist in growing it. We are a tax-exempt non-profit organization.
How we can help? Foster parents may be unprepared for a newly placed child in terms of having the right size or quantity of clothing and equipment required for a particular child. Often children arrive in their new foster home with only the clothes on their back. This frequently places a hardship on the Foster Family to provide for the immediate needs of children. We deal directly with the Foster Parents by supplying them with material items such as items for the home, clothing, shoes, toys, etc. This enables the Foster Parent to provide for the most basic needs of the child quickly and helps ease the transition of the child into their foster home family. We also provide Foster Parents access to additional support resources as available.
What can you do? You don't have to be a Foster Parent to help a Foster Child. The Donation Depot relies on the generosity of the community to help these children. Without Community support - The Donation Depot couldn't exist.