10,000+ kids are in foster care in Mass. Fostering Care seeks to support children in foster care and their foster families by providing basic necessities and personal care items. At this event we will assemble items donated into age-appropriate backpacks for kids in transition. We will also have some food, some fun, and celebrate community!
If you would like to drop off donations, please go to the following locations where donation boxes are located:
- Ipswich Police Department
- Ipswich Fire Department
- The Brown Dog
- Keller Williams Beverly
- Doyon School
- Small Wonders Preschool
Things to donate:
- Visit the Amazon Wish List
- socks & underwear [new]
- whole outfits
- Toys and Puzzles
- Toiletry kit
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Brush or comb
- Deoderant (for kids 10 and up)
- Feminine Hygiene Products (for girls 10 and up)
Used items are OK, but please donate items that you would feel comfortable having your own children wear or use. Due to the nature of circumstances that lead to a child enrtering foster care, please do not donate clothing that have monograms or slogans like "Daddy's little slugger" or "Mommy's Little Helper".
Donations can be by item, or stuff a backpack yourself using the list above. If you make your own backpacks please include 2 outfits, 1 pair of pajamas, 2 pairs of socks and underwear, 1 toy or project to keep a child occupied while at DCF, a book, a stuffie, a blanket and a toiletry kit in a plastic bag. See this link for more info
Contact Alexis MacIntyre at Keller Williams for more information.