Foster Closet in Atlantic Beach Florida
Foster Closet is a free resource for Northeast Florida’s foster parents and relative and non-relative placements to access clothing, children’s accessories, toys and children’s furniture to help take care of the foster children entrusted to them. They also help foster kids who age out of the system, by giving them furniture, clothes, appliances, from donations made to their organization.
I’ve seen Tammy (the founder) deliver furniture with other volunteers and help set up a young adult in her new apartment. She was all set with furniture, appliances, groceries and more. The smile on this young lady’s face was priceless.
Foster parents get a bad rap and despite what you may have heard on the news, most foster parents are good people and do not receive much money from the foster care organization. They open up their homes and hearts to these kids. It’s not easy work, because these kids have come from broken homes and sometimes act out because of the abuse they have endured. The checks they receive every month barely cover the care of the foster child. Many times, the kids are pulled from the homes with just the clothes on their back, because of their situation is urgent and the social workers need to get the kids out of the home quickly.
Call before coming: 31 Sailfish Drive East
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233