This Year's Project: Restock Our Shelves!
About Our Organization
Many children who are removed from their homes and placed in a new, temporary, living situation are placed in that new home with only the clothes on their backs. Imagine having next to nothing that you can call your own.
Siouxland Foster Closet exists to show God's love to children in these traumatic situations through a stress-free shopping experience, where everything is free of charge. From choosing a bag of their own and picking out a full wardrobe, to choosing toiletries and some just-for-fun items, we aim to reduce trauma in a small way and help children feel loved and valued.
We accept donations of great quality pre-owned clothing, shoes, toys, books and other items for infants and children; as well as donations of diapers, wipes, toiletry items for all ages, new socks, new underwear. We are open 10am-2pm Tuesdays, 10am-12pm Thursdays, and other times by appointment or by chance.
Current Project: Restock Our Shelves!
While we accept pre-owned donations of many things, we like to stock our shelves with many NEW items as well! Your donations to the Siouxland Big Give this year will help us keep our shelves stocked! Below are many of the items we keep stocked for children ages newborn to 18.
Water bottles for kids 12 and older
Kids 3-in-1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash
Kids 2-in-1 hair was
kids body wash
Infant Shampoo/body wash
Shampoo for teens (girls AND boys)
Conditioner for teens (girls AND boys)
2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
3 in 1 hair/bodywash for teen boys
Body Wash for teen boys
Deodorant for boys and girls
Shaving supplies for girls and boys
Fun items/activities for older kids
Pocket Bibles for all ages
Pull-ups and Wipes
Precious Cargo & Foster Closet Support
ALL children are precious cargo, and one of the many ways to keep children safe to to have them securely fastened in the correct carseat when traveling. Children removed from their homes often arrive in a new home with nothing to their name, and of all the items a caregiver may need to purchase to provide for this child, car seats can be one of the biggest expenses. The expense of a new car seat should not be a barrier to a caregiver, so we are raising money to stock new carseats to provide to caregivers of children in out-of-home placement. These funds will help us be sure we have carseats on hand so that children are consistently transported safely.
Help the Siouxland Foster Closet make sure children are as safe as possible when traveling by helping us provide NEW carseats to caregivers of children in out of home placement! Siouxland Big Give funds will help us purchase new carseats as well as provide support for ongoing Siouxland Foster Closet operations.
Want to see what we do? Stop by anytime between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday, Oct 4 for a free donut and cup of coffee! See our volunteers at work and get a tour. You can donate in-person or online, and we will be collecting in-kind donations of new socks and underwear all day!
Click here for information about the Foster Closet and upcoming events!
Supporting Children in Out-of-Home Placement
The Foster Closet would once again like to support caregivers of children in out-of-home placement as they make Christmas magical for the children in their care. Donations from Big Give will help the Foster Closet buy new gifts or provide gift cards to foster families at Christmas!
All other donations above what is needed for Christmas will help the Siouxland Foster Closet with operational and maintenance expenses, as well as help stock the closet with items that rarely get donated or are good to have new, such as socks, underwear, winter waterproof gloves, snowboots, diapers and wipes.
For more information about the Siouxland Foster Closet, what we do, who we serve, donating previously loved clothing, and volunteering, go to our website at https://siouxlandfostercloset.square.site.
Christmas Shopping & Foster Closet Support
The Foster Closet this year would LOVE to provide Christmas gifts to children in foster care. Donations from Big Give will help the Foster Closet buy new gifts or provide gift cards to foster families at Christmas!
All other donations will help the Siouxland Foster Closet with organizing materials (clear totes!) and with stocking the closet with items that rarely get donated or are good to have new, such as socks, underwear, winter waterproof gloves, shoes and snowboots. We would also like to be able to provide gift cards for families to go shop for items we can't provide (new shoes are often a need, and it's so nice when kids can pick out their own!).
Siouxland Foster Closet
Project DetailsAll donations will first help the Siouxland Foster Closet with organizing and storage items. With a surplus we would love to start providing gift cards for items we don't have in stock, or purchasing new socks and underwear to keep in our inventory.