These special projects have not been created. They are genuine needs that have been shared with us. We've seen the cupboards. Let's not leave them bare. At Love Gives, we believe many more will help if they just know about needs and someone asks. Now you know. Why not pick up an item when you're shopping already and cross one worry off the list of a child going into foster care?
The following items have been requested by the Department of Children and Family Services to meet the needs of children while in protective custody:
When children are taken into protective custody, they must wait to be placed in a foster home. Time passes more quickly and hunger is satisfied when boys and girls receive snacks throughout the day.
Help occupy little hands
Providing simple ways to stay busy helps keep some worries at bay. (wish list at right)
SPECIAL PROJECTS to ease transition
VOLUNTEER your time
at the closet sorting donations
and assisting families
ORGANIZE a collection encouraging others to give specific items (see below)
TELL OTHERS about Love Gives inviting them to give and/or receive love, too!
SUPPORT advocacy efforts with a gift to HOME FOREVER www.home-4-ever.org
Foster Children often arrive at their placement with only the clothes they are wearing or enough to fill a small bag. Love Gives provides an opportunity to equip families directly caring for them.
You can DONATE items
The following items are currently being accepted:
To schedule a time to drop off items or receive more info on volunteering, special needs and projects, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: "GIVE"