On average, a child will be placed in 2 to 3 foster homes during their time in care.

When children enter foster care, they experience a lot of different feelings. They may feel sad because they are separated from their family, relieved at being protected, afraid about what the future holds, guilty for the hurt their family feels, and many other emotions. We provide Fostering Hope Packages to ensure that a child’s immediate needs are met and that they are given some comfort in a time of great stress. The lists below are some items that are included in our Fostering Hope Packages.

For Older Children and Teens

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, brush, comb, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, gel, and feminine products)
  • Sleepwear
  • Diary or journal
  • Gift certificates to a Wal-Mart or Target
  • Stamps, stationary, envelopes and/ or address books
  • Pens, pencils, notebooks and other school supplies
  • Age appropriate books
  • Radio or MP3 player
  • Baseball hat, jewelry or accessories
  • Socks and underwear

For Younger Children

  • Formula and diapers
  • Cuddly stuffed animals
  • Sleepwear
  • Blankets
  • Games/toys/puzzles
  • Coloring books, crayons and drawing paper
  • Socks and underwear
  • Night light
  • Age appropriate books

Backpacks and supplies donations are always welcomed and can be dropped off at the CASA office. 

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