what is in a foster the love placement bag?
brand-new backpack or zippered duffel bag
1 pair of pajamas or 1 outfit
small stuffed animal
age appropriate book
All items must fit in the bag to prevent items from being lost in transport.
See our MAKE A BAG link on the Home Page for age-specific ideas!
Can I volunteer?
Yes! We have lots of ways you can volunteer with FLM on our Contact and Volunteer Form page!
Do all items have to be brand new?
YES! The only exception is if you make a hand-made blanket that has never been used. One reason for this is Hennepin County and others only accept brand-new donations.
There are several other wonderful organizations that accept like-new items that would LOVE to partner with you if you have some that you would like to donate!
CAN I SHop and ship online?
YES! You can shop online anywhere you would like! Ship the items to:
Foster the Love MN
808 Holley Ave St. Paul Park, MN 55071
What ages are needed the most?
The needs are constantly fluctuating.
Right now, bags for all ages, from newborns to teenagers are needed for Minnesota.
where are the drop off sites?
We have drop off locations in Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, Morrison, Olmsted, Ramsey, and Washington Counties.
See our DROP OFF SITES link on our Home Page for details!
Can my home or business be a drop off site?
YES! We are always looking for more drop off sites to make it convenient for those donating!
Email us for further information! email@example.com
How are the bags distributed?
Foster the Love works closely with social workers and foster agencies to deliver the bags directly to the kiddos of Minnesota.
Who can put together a bag?
ANYONE! You can do it alone, you can do it with your church, your community group, your adoption/foster care group, your block club, your friends...!
If you are financially unable to put a bag together by yourself, partner with a friend or another family to put together a bag! We love getting kids involved and they love helping pick out the items!
But adults can have just as much fun with it too! ;)
What is the average cost of a bag?
Typically, putting together a bag costs $50-$100. If you are good at finding bargains, this can be lower!
( PS :: Fleet Farm and Walmart have frequent sales on backpacks! )
Dollar Stores are another great place to find bath soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, books, and small stuffed animals!
Can I donate other items besides a placement bag?
Unless we know of a specific need for a foster care family, Foster the Love does not accept other donations at this time.
However, there are other organizations we can direct you to!
Can I make a financial donation?
While we are not an official non-profit this year, we would refer you to other foster care non-profits for financial donations.
T H A N K Y O U !