Foster children often arrive at their placement with only the clothes they are wearing or enough to fill a small bag. What began as an opportunity for a few foster parents to share resources amongst their families has grown into a place to link those who care about the needs of foster children and those who are directly caring for them.
A project of Home Forever, Love Gives Foster Closet seeks to ease the transition for foster children by offering practical support to foster parents and caregivers, in the greater Long Beach community, by equipping families with essential clothes and items needed for children placed in their care.
Love Gives is a collaboration of volunteers and advocates committed to demonstrating openhearted generosity to foster children and families. Love Gives Foster Closet provides individuals, families, students, groups, neighbors, colleagues, churches, businesses and friends an opportunity to give and receive love in a tangible way.
There are boys and girls, children and teens, who through no fault of their own, are in need of families. And there are men and women, as dads and moms, who are opening their homes and hearts to them, and are in need of things to do so.
Love Gives is more than a Foster Closet. It is a way to ease transition, offer support, equip families and foster community for all of us.
It is remarkable an act so small can mean so much. But isn’t that the way love is? The more you give, the more it grows…
Always be on the lookout for opportunities to give love. Sometimes we just need a place to start. For more information, visit www.lovegivesfostercloset.org.