3 Ways to Donate to Foster Children Besides a Canned Food Drive

When you’re donating products to foster children and families, hosting a canned food drive may be the first thing that comes to mind. Nonperishable food is a helpful and convenient way to give, but it’s not the only option. Take a look at some other simple and fun ways to help children at a challenging time in their lives.

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Personal Products and Household Items

Foster children need a wide range of health and beauty items as well as general household supplies. Just about anything you put on your family shopping list is something our foster children need too. It can be as small as a few bottles of shampoo or as big as a kitchen appliance.

Hobbies and Therapeutic Materials

Foster children sometimes miss out on all kinds of fun and enriching activities that are a routine part of life for many families. When you donate musical instruments, art supplies, and play therapy materials you help them to be part of enjoying the same experiences as other children their age.


Giving your time and affection can be even more precious than any material gift. If you’ve thought about mentoring, take the next step. Contact us or visit our website to find out more about how you can get involved. Foster children need a caring adult who will believe in them and encourage them to learn and grow. You may be surprised by how much you get out of the relationship as well.

Of course, we all have to eat so food is greatly appreciated too. If you still want to have a canned food drive, you can feel good knowing that your donations will make daily life easier for youths living in our Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living program.

Find More Items to Donate to Foster Children

In the end, any way you choose to support foster children and foster families is an effective and compassionate decision. Contact us at TFI Kids Fund to learn more about how we can work together to make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable.