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Foster The Need

It’s in the bag.

At Foster the Need, we are zipping up joy for foster kids with a duffle packed with love and belongings.

Currently, Foster the Need outfits children entering foster and kinship care with a duffle bag of their very own filled with essential hygiene supplies, clothing, books, and other comfort items.

Did you know?

We’re building Howard County’s first Foster Closet!

We have been working hard to create Howard County’s first Foster Closet! Here’s a sneak peak of what we’re creating and it’s only just a small portion of what the final product will be! đź‘•đź‘–đź‘š
This space will provide resources and relief for Foster and Kinship families while providing an unforgettable experience for the child as they get to pick out brand new outfits and make choices of their own!

A Note About Our Standards

We accept NEW items at Foster the Need because all children need to know that they are deserving of love and care.  We want to encourage dignity, hope, care, and comfort for these children.  We never want them to feel second best.

You can help our closet grow by donating NEW items at to our current space at Maple Grove Community Church: 3113 W. Boulevard St. Kokomo, IN 46902

CLOTHING
See item list

NEW clothing
NEW pajamas
NEW shoes
NEW undergarments
NEW socks

HYGIENE
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body wash
shampoo
conditioner
lotion
tooth brush
tooth paste
dental floss
deodorant
feminine hygiene
women’s razor
men’s razor
shave cream
duffle bags

HAIR CARE
See item list

hair ties
head bands
hair spray
comb/brush
hair dryer
straightener
curling iron
bath towels
jewelry
makeup
face wipes

ENTERTAINMENT
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games
activity books
picture books
children’s novels
children’s Bible
teen Bible
journals
pens
notebooks
blankets
small stuffed animals
small toys

SEASONAL
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NEW swimwear
swim diapers
summer hats
sunscreen
sunglasses
winter gloves, hats
winter coat
snow suits

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
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ticonderoga pencils
crayola markers
crayola crayons
lunch boxes
backpacks
reusable water bottle
tissue boxes
clorox wipes

BABY ITEMS
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diapers and wipes
training pants
pacifiers
baby bottles
sippee cups
formula
bibs
diaper bags

MISC.
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individual snacks
travel hand sanitizer
lip balm
sensory toys
gift cards for clothing
gallon bags
gift cards for gasoline

Just a few photos…

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