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12 Tangibles

Mobilize your family, small group, church, or community to meet practical needs of the foster care community all year long!

  1. Journey Bags
  2. Diapers/Wipes/Formula
  3. Gift Cards
  4. Toys/Art Supplies/Books
  5. First Aid Kits
  6. Home Safety Kits
  7. Caseworker Car Kits
  8. School Supplies
  9. Clothing Items
  10. Worker Appreciation Efforts
  11. College Care Packages
  12. Welcome Home Baskets

My foster son commented on the Journey Bags that a local church put together before Christmas. ‘Wow those are awesome, tell whoever did this THANK YOU.’ This opened the door for me to explain to my foster sons that those who follow Christ have His love in them and this is why they are willing to be generous with those they will probably never meet or hear thank you from. So to all who donated; thank you for living Isaiah 58:10 and allowing the light of Christ to shine through you. 

-Foster Parent, Champaign County, IL

First Response

Urgent needs arise quickly in the foster care community. First Response provides a way for immediate needs to be met through the Body of Christ.

First Response Serves

  • 18-21 year olds aging out of foster care
  • Relative Caregivers
  • “At Risk” Families
  • Foster Parents

Common First Response Needs

  • Mattresses and beds
  • Dressers
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Clothing
  • Gift Cards (Groceries, Gas & Clothing)

Thank you for helping me get what I have been stressing over since I first got my apartment. You guys have shown me that there are good organizations who care about us forgotten children, now adults just trying to make it.


Project Sunshine

Children are brought into foster care at all hours of the day or night and often wait hours in agency rooms while workers try to find available homes. These rooms are also used for parent/child visits. Project Sunshine transforms outdated and unwelcoming rooms into beautiful spaces for kids and their families!

Project Sunshine in a Nutshell

  • PHASE 1:  Design
  • PHASE 2:  Fundraising
  • PHASE 3:  Recruit Volunteers
  • PHASE 4:  Project Day!
  • PHASE 5:  Finish Well

Project Renovate

Project Renovate is a local “mission trip” that reaches out to foster families in need while at the same time raises support for The Forgotten Initiative with projects like deep cleaning a home, landscaping or giving a room a makeover! Would you consider planning a Project Renovate in your area? We recommend that projects be task oriented rather than construction focused unless the team is able to partner with someone with construction experience.

Project Renovate in a Nutshell

  • PHASE 1: Commit to Project Renovate
  • PHASE 2: Gather a Team and Find a Foster Family to Serve
  • PHASE 3: Raise Funds
  • PHASE 4:  Serve at a Foster Family’s Home
  • PHASE 5:  Finish Well

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