DONATE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

  • Kim Graham with Fostering LOVE PRoject is putting together christmas presents for Kids and Teens in Foster care in Washington County. Email, text, or call To donate gifts or ask about Gift ideas & Needs. She would love to hear from you!

    EMAIL: Admin@fosteringloveproject.org

    Text or CALL: (651) 829-7241

  • The Giving Rack is also IN NEED OF Christmas presents for their Christmas party December 15th! Message JEn through their Facebook page to ask about specific needs. You can Drop off your gifts EVERY Monday & Tuesday from 2PM - 6PM.

PROVIDE CHILDCARE

  • VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO WATCH THE BABIES & KIDDOS DURING THIS WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP FOR FOSTER FAMILIES.

    THEY MEET IN SHOREVIEW EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT AT 5:30 PM.

    RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH 4294 HODGSON RD, SHOREVIEW, MN 55126

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, TEXT OR CALL ANGIE AT (651) 295-0588!

  • VOLUNTEER WITH THE MINNEAPOLIS CRISIS NURSERY. AS A TRUSTED RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES IN CRISIS SINCE 1983, THEY OFFER FREE SERVICES FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN. THEIR MISSION IS TO END CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT AND CREATE STRONG, HEALTHY FAMILIES. FOLLOW THE LINK TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN VOLUNTEER!

    SPONSOR A CHILD in foster care

  • SAFE HAVEN FOSTER SHOPPE currently has 81 Children on their list to be sponsored for Christmas and they are receiving more requests daily to be added! You can offer a financial sponsorship and have their volunteers shop or you can shop for the child and drop off to one of their locations. click here to learn more about how you can sponsor a child in foster care!

DONATE CLOTHING

Are you looking to donate your gently-used clothing to a good cause? Consider donating to one of these free clothing Closets that serve the community! Please ENsure donations are clean & in good condition! ❤️

  • The Giving Rack located inside of The Beloved Church in St. Paul accepts gently-used clothing for all ages. The GIVING RACK provides free shopping for the community in need of it every Monday & Tuesday and THEY serve a hot meal Through Loaves & Fishes!

    You can donate every Monday & Tuesday from 2pm - 6pm.

    1965 Sherwood Avenue St. Paul, MN 55119

    Feel free to send them a message if you have other items you WOULD like to donate! (Strollers, toys, highchairs, bikes, etc)

  • LifePoint Church Clothing Closet IN MAPLEWOOD serves many foster families! Contact Theresa Saum to arrange your donation drop off! (952) 484-5722

  • Ava’s Place IS a children’s donation closet that was created in honor of Founder and Executive Director Kari Nokken and her husband Eric and the loss of their daughter Ava Grace at 16 weeks gestation. it is THEIr desire to help others walking the journey of creating a family! foster families, host families and families created through adoption can make an appointment to receive donated items.

    TO donate your gently used or new clothes, toys & baby items, Contact AVA’s PLACE HERE.

  • Follow the links to find More Twin Cities & Dakota County clothing closets!

SERVE FREE MEALS

  • LOAVES & FISHES’ Mission is To provide nutritious meals to people who are hungry across Minnesota in an atmosphere of hospitality at site locations where the need is greatest. They are guided by their vision that all people, regardless of socioeconomic, cultural or ethnic background deserve to meet their basic needs for food, dignity and respect. It is only then that self-esteem and empowerment can move individuals to independence.

    Sign up here to serve a meal & carry out this amazing mission!

HOST A PAJAMA DRIVE

  • The pajama program knows that BEDTIME is a vulnerable time for every child, but for millions in America, it is especially sensitive. For these children who don’t know a loving home environment or who live unstable lives in unsafe situations, the treasured bedtime ritual most of us grew up with is unknown. The Pajama Program’s goal is to change this part of their day with loving, magical gifts that offer a new reality — and, in the process, change their nights, their days and their lives.

    They want every child to feel the love and comfort that lets them escape into peaceful sleep, and to awaken empowered with the energy and resilience that can change every one of their days for the better. We accomplish this with the rather magical gifts of pajamas and books, ordinary objects that transform bedtime into a ritual of love, warmth, imagination and fun. Follow the link here to host a pajama drive in your area!

  • They also have a reading program. Follow the link here for further information how you can volunteer in this way!

    MAKE BLANKETS

  • The Linus Project’s mission is to Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

    This also Provides a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children. To learn more about the minnesota chapter, click here!