May is National Foster Care Awareness and so it seems only fitting that this month’s nonprofit spotlight supports foster children and their families.
What is Garage of Hope?
Garage of Hope is a garage full of all sorts of clothing, toys, baby items and other household goods for Foster families to use when children enter their home. The organization, based in Wesley Chapel, FL, runs completely on donations of goods and financial gifts.
What do they do?
Since, March of 2018, Garage of Hope has been reaching out to foster families to help supply them with the things they need when foster children enter their home. Foster children more often than not come with little to nothing when they enter a foster home. It is also not uncommon for children to come to a foster home at weird hours of the day. Organizations like Garage of Hope help to supply the essential things that foster families may need during these times.
So how can you help?
Garage of Hope is always in need of and accepting donations of children’s clothing and other supplies. To get more information on specific needs please see their website at www.garageofhope.wordpress.com or their sister organization www.seastheconnection.com and see the Garage of Hope tab at the top of the page. Listed below are a few of the more common needs Garage of Hope has. Please contact [email protected] for drop off information.
NEW Boys’ underwear Size 6 and up
NEW Girls’ underwear Size 14/16 or Women’s size XS
Toothbrushes, Adult, soft
Thick Girls’ hair ties
Travel sized deodorant, toothpaste/lotions for both boys and girls
Baby girl bibs
Target/Walmart gift cards in $10 increments