What is your greatest need?
Thank you for asking! The families served through Foster Village are completely funded by your donations. We do not receive any state funding, and the number of families served is utterly dependent on what donations allow. For example, a large percentage of requests, like car seats, beds, and mattresses, must be purchased new for safety reasons. When you give, however big or small, these urgent needs can be met.
Please visit the giving page to make an online donation or to become a Monthly Partner.
Our business is interested in being a support to our local foster care community. What are some ways to do this?
We are so grateful for businesses like yours! There are several partnership opportunities to show your support for our community’s most vulnerable. Please fill out our contact form and one of our directors will be in touch.
I have items I’d like to donate. What do you accept?
Thank you for thinking of Foster Village for your donations! At this time, we can only accept new donations of the basic necessities that we provide to children entering foster care (listed on our in-kind donations page and Amazon Wish List).
Additionally, we cannot accept used car seats, mattresses, toys, or anything in need of repair, but encourage you to shop our Amazon Wish List.
For all gently used items, we have created a community Facebook group called Foster Village Lawrence Swap where folks can post items to donate directly to a foster family who wants them.
How do I make an in-kind donation?
To make an in-kind donation, please visit our In-Kind Donations page and fill out the form to request a donation drop-off. A member of our team will review the items you would like to donate and be in touch to schedule a drop-off time and location. Please note that we cannot accept unsolicited donations or drop-offs.
We’d like to host a donation drive for new items. What are your most needed items?
I’m a foster parent in need of support. How can I get plugged in?
You are why we're here, and we look forward to supporting you! For more information about how we can serve you, fill out the Request Form, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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How do I volunteer?
We love our volunteers! They're how we keep foster families connected with the resources they need most. Please check out our current list of volunteer opportunities here. And if you have a special skill or expertise that you’d like to offer, please complete our contact form to provide us with details.
Do you have any after-hours volunteer options?
Yes! From time to time, we may need volunteers to help with fundraisers or events, to prep or organize before or after a large donation, or to deliver items to families in the area. Contact us and tell us how you'd like to help!
We need a Foster Village in our city/town. How can we start one?
We are glad you asked! We have an affiliate program that allows those passionate about supporting foster families to replicate our model in their city. To check out our current locations and application process, click here.
I’m interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent. Where should I start?
A willingness to learn more is the best place to start! We recommend researching your local child placement agencies and attending orientations to get a feel for which agency is the best fit. Recommendations from current foster parents can also be very helpful. Many of our volunteers start with us as a way to get a better feel for what it’s like to be a foster family and later go on to get licensed, so volunteering is a great first step as well.
Can someone from Foster Village come and speak at our school, church, small group, community group, etc.)?
Yes, we’d love to! Please complete our contact form and tell us a little about your event.