Give to Lincoln Day is Coming Up!
Our Mission Is To Eradicate Trash Bags as Luggage for Foster Children. So far, this year, 250 children have come into foster care with dignity and compassion through the Foster Care Closet. We're expanding throughout the state of Nebraska so that we can provide new clothing for every foster child in the state.
Please join us in our mission to serve these children and contribute through Give to Lincoln Day anytime from May 1st to May 18th and the Lincoln Community Foundation will match a portion of your donation.
The Foster Care Closet
Changing how abused and neglected children are introduced to foster care by providing quality clothing with dignity, respect, and cheerful giving.
The Intake CARE Center meets the immediate needs of youth entering the foster care system by providing clothing, personal care items, and a comfortable environment while placement is sought.
What We Do and Why
Every day in the state of Nebraska, an abused, neglected, or abandoned youth is introduced to foster care. Almost all of these youth will enter the foster care system with only the clothing they are wearing, and many times that clothing is not in an acceptable condition. As we seek to manage the trauma of this difficult situation, we focus on meeting the immediate needs of clothing, personal care items, and a proper environment to wait while a foster home is sought.
Our services are child focused and provided in a welcoming, comforting, and relaxed setting. The Intake CARE Center is a 24/7 emergency service filled with the soft comforts of a home-like atmosphere to help our scared and hurting children feel supported and valued. We make sure that these youth are warmed in body and soul by feeding them a warm meal and providing much needed attention and love.
The Foster CARE Closet is an ongoing service dedicated to helping youth in the foster care system by meeting their clothing needs for the duration of foster placement. Our store-like setting allows caregivers to confidently bring their children to an exciting and respectful shopping experience, providing new or quality used clothing at NO COST to the children.