The services we will be offering this year have been adjusted to ensure that we are able to support local foster families while keeping everyone safe and healthy. We are currently offering three different ways to show your support to a foster family: Virtual Enrichment Activities, Meal Prep and Delivery, and Care Boxes.
Virtual Enrichment Activities
Virtual Enrichment Activities are a great way to connect with a child or family by meeting virtually on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Some examples of activities are:
- Cooking/Baking lessons
- Help with homework
- Arts and crafts
- Playing games
Meal Prep and Delivery
Meal time can be a difficult task for a busy parent. You can support a foster family by delivering meals, whether it be a nice family dinner or prepped meals for the week. Meals can be either homemade or from a restaurant and foster parents will provide meal preferences and dietary restrictions.
Care Boxes contain essential items for children in foster homes. Depending upon the age of the child, a care box could contain coloring books and crayons, a journal, toys, games, puzzles, books, health/beauty products, stuffed animals, Legos, dolls, cars, stickers – the possibilities are endless! Including a note to encourage families and let them know that you are thinking of them is also welcomed and appreciated.
Care Box #1: Welcome Box
Towel, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, stuffed animal, throw blanket, book, nightlight.
Care Box #2: Clothing Box
Pajamas, slippers, robe, t-shirts, leggings, sweatpants, sweatshirts, socks, underwear, coat, mittens, hat, bathing suit, flip-flops, shoes, winter boots.
Care Box #3: Family Fun Box
Puzzles, board games, arts & crafts, DVDs or Redbox code, microwave popcorn, gift certificate to local pizza parlor/restaurant, snacks (peanut free).
Care Box #4: Baby Supplies Box
Diapers, wipes, baby shampoo and body wash, bottles, pacifiers, formula (as needed), onesies, socks, sippy cups, rash ointment, swaddle blankets, towels and washcloths, grooming kit, teething toys, baby books.
Care Box #5: Self Care for Foster Parents Box
Candle, face mask, lotion, shower gel, cozy socks or slippers, throw blanket, sleeping eye mask, movie rental (Redbox or Amazon gift card), gift card for local manicure/pedicure/massage, tea/coffee, journal.
Care Box #6: School Supplies Box
Pencils, notebook, pencil sharpener, binder, colored pencils, glue stick, erasers, notebooks, age appropriate reading books, backpack, foldable nylon sports bag.