Every day in the state of Michigan, abused, neglected, and abandoned children are introduced to foster care. In fact, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States - over 13,000 in Michigan alone!
Almost all of these children will enter the foster care system with just the clothes on their backs, making it necessary to replace essential items very quickly. These kids may not have their pajamas, toys, or favorite blanket or hoodie - or any of their clothes - all while finding themselves in an unfamiliar new home.
Providing them with a basic wardrobe and a few extras can give a child a sense of identity that is so important during this time of transition. For many foster families though, the cost of doing this can be prohibitive. While foster parents do receive a stipend to cover basic needs, it is often not enough to cover all necessities - and it can take weeks, sometimes months, to receive it.
That’s where the Macomb Foster Closet and our amazing donors come in – we help fill the gap. We are committed to helping these children with clothing and other essential items. With your donation, including new and gently used clothing and items from our Amazon Wish List, you’re providing a foster child with the gift of hope for a better future.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and show them that their community is here to support them. Please visit our DONATE page to see how you can help right now.
We are dedicated to helping the lives of children in foster care. Your contribution today makes that happen.