We provide free clothes, toys, books, baby equipment, and bedding to foster and kinship placement families, families living in shelters, and children who have experienced abuse.
We know that it’s not easy to be a foster kid or a foster parent, and we want to help as much as we can by bringing a foster closet to Bloomington to help our neighbors.Get Items
We always have clothing, toys, and books, and often we have baby equipment and bedding. Text or email us with the clothing sizes and genders of the children you are raising, and we will provide as much as we can, and also let you know what else we have at the moment that might be helpful. Then we will arrange for you to pick up your items, or we can deliver within Bloomington.
Here’s what we typically have available:
- Children’s and teens’ tops (t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, hoodies) in most sizes
- Children’s and teens’ pants (jeans, sweats, shorts, and others) in most sizes
- Some pajamas, underwear, socks, light jackets and winter jackets
- Some children’s and teens’ shoes
- Some baby equipment (such as high chairs, carryalls, potty chairs and seats)
- Toys and stuffed animals
- Children’s and teens’ books
- Some bedding (sheets, blankets)
If you have a specific request, and you aren’t sure whether we have it, just ask!
We welcome donations of new and gently used clothing, toys, books, linens, and baby equipment (bouncy seats, swings, high chairs, strollers, baby carrying wraps, etc.) from generous donors. Text or email us to arrange delivery or pick-up of your donations. We do socially distanced pickups and drop-offs, for everyone’s safety. We very much appreciate your donations!
What we need most includes:
- Clothing (all types) for little boys, sizes 4-6
- Clothing (all types) for little girls, sizes 6 and 10-12
- Toys that encourage child development and learning.
While we appreciate donations of many kinds, here are some items that we won’t be able to accept:
- Any items that are severely stained or dirty
- Bedding other than some sheets and blankets
- Adult clothes in styles that teens are unlikely to want to wear