Care Kits for Kids Entering Foster Care
The Care Kit Program started when we quickly realized children were coming into care came with nothing but the shirt on their back (and it is often in the wrong size!). With short notice and limited on-hand supplies, foster families are often running around last minute gathering what a new child will need. Our Care Kit program minimizes the stress of preparing for an incoming child by providing all the basic necessities for them. Each bag includes a pair of pajamas, one to two outfits, socks & underwear, diapers, wipes, culturally appropriate hair products, body care essentials, a book or toy, and an age-appropriate comfort item (stuffed animal, blanket, etc.). These bags are distributed to local foster care agency offices and can also be requested by caseworkers, foster, and relative/kinship families.