The Foster Kids Closet

The Foster Kids Closet

serves children in transition, providing clothing, cribs, high chairs, toddler bed and other immediate tangible needs through foster parents, child welfare workers and CASA volunteers. The focus is primarily to serve children from Carson City, though because Carson City does not have enough foster homes, the Closet also helps foster parents in nearby rural counties–where Carson City children are often placed.

The Foster Kids Closet

is one of many projects undertaken as a result of conversation at regular meetings of the Carson City Foster Family and Recruitment Support Coalition. For more information on the Coalition including schedules see our coalition FaceBook Page. The Coalition includes CASA of CArson City, The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services and interested members of the public. Another project is the website www.childsjourneyhome.org where prospective adoptive and foster parents can find information as well as see biographies of children waiting to be adopted.

The Foster Kids Closet accepts donations of clean, new or like-new children’s clothing. Items should be clean, folded and placed in a bag that is labeled with the child’s age and/or size. To arrange a drop-off email casaofcc@earthlink.net

Funding and support for the Foster Kids Closet has included help from Carson City Juvenile Probation, the Carson City Planning Dept. through CDBG grants, participation by a Kohl’s employee team, FISH, donated labor by local Boy Scouts and ongoing organizing efforts by RSVP volunteers.

The children who directly benefit from the Foster Kids Closet are often those who arrive in foster care without adequate clothing after being removed from parental custody due to abuse or neglect. Immediate access to clothing and other items smooths the transition for children and for foster parents or relative caregivers. During the fiscal year July 2010-June 30 2011, 102 children received items from the Foster Kids Closet.

The Foster Kids Closet reflects the teamwork of Carson City individuals and agencies–their caring and concern for child victims of abuse and neglect.


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