Yes You Can Donate Beauty Items to Foster Children and Foster Families

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Cropped shot of a little girl putting makeup on her foster father

When you think about donating items to foster children and families, the first thing that comes to mind may be basic essentials. Yes, we all need enough socks and paper towel.

However, some of the things that seem like splurges can be every bit as important to a child’s development. Indeed, that includes beauty products. A simple lipstick or skincare product can improve the life of a child in need. Take a look at how your donation can make a difference.

Build Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

Inner beauty is far more important than a pretty face. Still, how we look on the outside can affect how we feel about ourselves and how others treat us. That can be especially true during the teen years when it’s natural to be concerned about our appearances. In fact, beauty products may be even more valuable for foster children questioning their worth due to difficult life circumstances. Pleasant and soothing grooming and beauty rituals can be a small but effective part of the solution in encouraging foster children to value and care for themselves.

Improve Academic Performance and Career Opportunities

Beauty products can also help teens learn how to create an attractive professional look of their own. If you’ve ever paid extra attention to your makeup and hair before a big job interview, you know how making a positive impression can help you to present yourself in the best light and access more opportunities.

Find More Beauty Items to Donate

Beauty products are a fun way to give, and these donations are greatly appreciated by the young people in Our Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living (TRAIL) program. Contact us at TFI Kids Fund to find out more about how we can work together to help foster children and foster families.