Supporting Foster Families

Providing foster families with
the necessities, making the transition easier.

Supporting Foster Families

Providing foster families with the necessities, making the transition easier.
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Our Mission

The Midland County Foster Closet is a nonprofit organization operated 100% by volunteers who are committed to serving children in the foster care system in Midland County from infancy to 18 years of age.

Who We Are

We help to reduce unnecessary pressure a foster family may have while gathering items for the child’s immediate needs and help lower the financial strain a new placement can place on a foster family.

What We Do

We provide clothing, shoes, outwear, personal hygiene goods, new toys, new books, baby equipment and other items to foster families.

What We Need

Although clothing and other items we need are determined by gender and sizes of our foster clientele, we appreciate monetary donations, very gently used clothing and other items we will post peridodically on our website as specific need arise.

Happy Families

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A lot of times children come into care with only the clothes they are wearing, The Midland County Foster Closet is amazing at helping that issue! The children are incredibly blessed … - Melissa, foster parent

Brenda, foster parent

“As a foster parent you may get a call for a foster child one day and they may come the same day. If we don’t get enough supplies from the parents, I call the foster closet and ask for items we may need. They are able to meet with me in a few days of getting a new child. Nancy and the other ladies do a great job providing any needed items we needed like new clothes, diapers and toys. They also have a variety of used clothes laid out that I can choose from. They are very friendly and helpful.”

Kim, foster parent

“The foster closet has been a great resource when getting placement of children on an emergency basis. In these cases, the children often come with only the clothes on their back. Foster parents also frequently adjust the age range on their license to accommodate sibling groups which sometimes means taking infants and toddlers they were not prepared for. The Midland County Foster Closet has been able to help with car seats, diapers, and other items needed in emergency situations to help ease the financial strain on foster parents; parents that we cannot go without in this community.”

Melissa, foster parent

“A lot of times children come into care with only the clothes they are wearing. The Midland County Foster Closet is amazing at helping that issue! The children have been incredibly blessed with items to help the immediate needs. While allowing the foster family to focus on the child and building a relationship with them. It has also given us a great place to be able to donate back gently used children’s clothing for other children in need. We are very grateful to have a foster closet in our county!”

Other Ways to Help

  • Become a monthly donor
  • Volunteer your time
  • Use us for group donations
  • Become a foster parent
  • Become a foster mentor
  • Spread the word

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)