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Fosters reStore / Donate

Fosters reStore was created by My Foster Kids Foundation, Inc. as the method to distribute no-cost clothing to foster kids and as the source of fundraising for operating the foundation. The store is doing great but some times it falls short. We operate on such a thin line that most times expenses outweigh revenue. This is where we turn to you for help.

Foster kids come into care with little to no clothing, most times only the clothing on their backs.  That’s where we come in. We supply no-cost clothing to empower foster kids in this time of their life where they have no control, and to ease the financial burden on foster parents as they care for these children. And kids grow, and grow fast.  We also take care of the ongoing needs of foster children while in care.

Our generosity doesn’t ever end. If a child is adopted while in foster care, we will continue to supply that child with the clothing and items they need as they grow with their new family.

We can’t do this alone. We need your help. Any size donation is appreciated and will be used to restore dignity and self-esteem to a foster child by letting them choose the clothing they want, and the styles they want. No longer do they have to rummage through trash bags full of old torn, stained clothing. Please show you care and help the children with whatever you can.

Physical Donations

AS OF 5/18 donations will be accepted during normal business hours up to 2 hours before scheduled closing.

Donations can be dropped off at our Racine location. We ask that all donations are cleaned prior to dropping off, and please do not donate broken or damaged items. We have to pay to have all the rejected items hauled away, which takes money from helping foster kids. Please be considerate and do not feel offended if we refuse your donations. And no, we can’t just toss them in our dumpster. We pay for garbage removal and do not want to pay to remove yours.

What we CAN take:

  • Clothing – All sizes from infant to adult. Clothing donations are best when in kitchen sized garbage bags. This makes them easy to manage and store. Please do not use boxes. As of 4/25/2020, if you could hold on from donation clothing until we can get back up to speed with donation sorting, that would be much appreciated. We still take all non-clothing items below.
  • Purses and handbags
  • Scarves, hats, gloves & mittens
  • belts and accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Jackets
  • Snow Pants
  • Backpacks
  • NEW Socks & Underwear
  • Electronics (TV’s, radios, computers) NO TUBE TV’s.
  • Baby Cribs
  • Baby Items (Playpens, pack-n-plays, strollers, bouncers, exersaucers, jumpers, etc.)
  • Bicycles
  • Small appliances
  • Large appliances with prior arrangements. Email dave@fostersrestore.com with photos.
  • Small furniture (end tables, coffee tables, lamps, etc.)
  • Home decor
  • DVD/CD’s
  • Shoes
  • Picture frames
  • Vehicles & Trucks
  • And much more.  Email dave@myfosterkids.org with questions on what we can take.
  • Pretty much anything except for the items below.

What we CANNOT take:

  • Car Seats
  • Books
  • Stained or torn clothing
  • Smoke smelling or animal hair. We do not wash clothing.
  • Large appliances (can take some with prior notification. Please email dave@myfosterkids.org with photos and descriptions.)
  • Large furniture (can take some with prior notification. Please email dave@myfosterkids.org with photos and descriptions.)
  • Bedding & Mattresses
  • Tube TV’s

As much as we’d love to take everything, we just do not have the storage.  Please drop off all large donations directly to the Racine location.  If you are unsure if we take a specific item, please call us at (262) 333-8414 before heading out to the store.

Please make sure all donations are clean and in working order.  We can arrange a pickup under certain circumstances.  Please email all items to be picked up to dave@myfosterkids.org.  All donations must be clean and in working order.