Helping Foster Families

Are you in need of help or have a donation to give?

What We Need

Items that we are currently in need of:

Due to limited storage space, we are not able to receive tangible items at the moment. Check back soon for an update.

Looking to send a monetary donation?

Check payable to: Midland County Foster Closet

Items that we are currently in need of:

Due to limited storage space, we are not able to receive tangible items at the moments.  Check back soon for an update.

Looking to send a monetary donation?

Check payable to: Midland County Foster Closet

Used

Used

When we say used, we mean gently used and washed. So when looking through your donatoins, please only include items with NO holes or stains … basically anything your children would wear.

Books

Books

Providing each child with a new book is another passion of ours since we believe in the power of reading. This also gives the chidren something to focus on during this difficult time.

Large

Large

Most of our large items must be new due to safety issues. However because of this, these items are in the biggest demand. To find out what specifically needs to be new, give us a ring.

Seasonal

Seasonal

Although we love to be prepared for Michigans’ changing seasons, we are limited to which donations we can accept due to our limited amount of storage, therefore give us a call.

New

New

For hygienge and safety, some of the items we are in need of must be new. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to wear used undies and we certainly don’t want our children to either.

Other

Other

Under this category, anything that a child would like, we would love to accept. Keep in mind we have children of all ages, from premies to teenagers so that’s a wide range of items.

Used

  • Clothing, ages 0-18
  • Strollers, all kinds
  • booster seats and high chairs
  • Gently used, no holes, stains or outdated

Large

  • New car seats
  • New strollers, all kinds
  • New highchairs or booster seats
  • New cribs, toddler beds, beds/mattresses

New

  • Large items, board and card games
  • Toys, stuffed animals or dolls
  • Underwear, socks, footwear, pajamas
  • Toiletries, hygiene products, diapers

Books

  • We require all books to be new
  • Books for age 0-18
  • Picture or reading books
  • Coloring or activity books

Seasonal

  • Spring – umbrellas, rain boots and rain coats
  • Summer – tops, bottoms, sandels, swim gear
  • Fall – long shirts and pants, shoes, jackets
  • Winter – snow gear and boots, sweaters, pants

Other

  • Anything a child would like
  • Outdoor toys
  • New toys, stuffed animals or dolls
  • Homemade blankets or pillowcases

Other Ways To Help

Monthly

Donation

A monthly monetary donation will not only help supplement items that are in high demand that we don’t have donated yet but also will be a great tax deduction for you.

Volunteer

Your Time

We know life is busy for you, which is why we acknowledge how precious a gift it is. So when we say we appreciate your time as much as your donation, we mean it.

Group

Donation

If your school, work team, organization or institution is looking for a place to hold a group donation collection box, we would love to be a part of it of your love.

Foster

Parent

There is a high need for not only donations for foster families but for foster parents themselves, who would be willing to take foster children in need of a home.

Foster

Mentor

Becoming a foster mentor allows you to give back to the children in our community by being a positive role model and helping children who have been in abusive homes.

Spread

The Word

Just like Courtney said in her testimonial, it’s as important to spread the word about Midland County Foster Closet as it is to make a donation to it.

Fundraiser

Event

These are great because they can consist of a specific kind of item such as toiletries or books but also can be more universal. Either way your generosity is appreciated.

Partner

Up

Many hands make light work. By working together for the future of our community, we can spread more love faster, farther and for longer. Become a partner.

Corporate

Donation

LETS FACE IT, it looks great to the community when a business or corporation gives either a monetary donation or one hundred boxes of diapers in different sizes.

I Am So Thankful!

"I am so thankful that another foster parent told me about The Midland County Foster Closet! After become licensed in June of 2016, we eagerly awaited our first call, but it didn't come until April of 2018. So when it finally sank in that a new child would be coming into our home, the anxiety of the situation was overwhelmed by the loving generosity of the workers and gifts from the foster closet. We received many new clothes, plenty of used ones, toys, diapers, books, a blanket, and even gifts for our biological children that helped get them excited to welcome this new sibling! We all set up his bed, dresser, bookshelf, and were in a joyful mindset to spend our first few days just playing with and getting to know him instead of worrying about shopping for new things. We have since had the same wonderful experience with two other placements, and we continue to be encouraged that we are not alone in providing for these children- understanding that the friends I have told about The Midland County Foster Closet and made donations, the local businesses that donate items and money, the volunteers who have built shelving and spent time organizing ... we are all part of a community that cares for these children and families, helping us lighten the burdens and multiplying the joys!"

-Courtney, foster parent

Let's Make a Difference Together!

Our passion is not only to help foster children, but also the Midland County families who take them in by reducing the stress, financial responsibility and allowing the foster parents the chance to focus more on the immediate needs of the child.

Mailing Address

Midland County Foster Closet
P.O. Box 1243
Midland, MI 48641

(Monetary Donations)

Location Address

Holy Family Episcopal Church
4611 Swede Ave.
Midland, MI 48642

(By Appointment Only)