What is your greatest need?

Thank you for asking! The families served through Foster Village are completely funded by your donations. We do not receive any state funding, and the number of families served is utterly dependent on what donations allow. For example, a large percentage of requests, like car seats, must be purchased new for safety reasons. When you give, however big or small, these urgent needs can be met.  

Please visit the giving page to make an online donation or to become a precious GEM (Giver Every Month). 

Our business is interested in being a support to our local foster care community. What are some ways to do this?

We are so grateful for businesses like yours! There are several partnership opportunities to show your support for our community’s most vulnerable. Visit our Partner Your Business page for some ideas. If you have questions or would like to reach out to coordinate something, please contact our Executive Director, Heather, at heather@fostervillageswfl.org and she will be in touch with you!

I have items I’d like to donate. What do you accept?

Thank you for thinking of Foster Village for your donations! At this time, we can only accept new donations of the basic necessities that we provide to children entering foster care (listed on our in-kind donations page and Amazon Wish List).

We cannot accept used car seats, mattresses, toys, or anything in need of repair.

While we appreciate the desire to give outgrown items to a good cause, when we receive a mountain of donations to sort through, it can be overwhelming to our small team and limited space and counterproductive to our mission. Since we distribute such a high volume of car seats, we only accept those new to ensure safety.

How do I make an in-kind donation?

To make an in-kind donation, please contact us and request a drop off. A member of our team will review the items you would like to donate and be in touch to schedule a drop off time and location. Please note that we cannot accept unsolicited donations or drop offs.

We’d like to host a donation drive for new items. What are your most needed items?

Thank you so much; this is a great way for groups, churches, or organizations to help! We can provide you with ideas for a donation drive to increase engagement and any promotional materials you may need. Please complete our contact form and someone will be in touch to chat about next steps!

I’m a foster parent in need of support. How can I get plugged in?

You are why we are here, and we look forward to supporting you! For more information about how we can serve you, visit our page just for you! You can find links to all the request forms you may need as well as upcoming events. We hope to see you soon!

How can I request a weighted blanket and/or therapeutic toys?

We provide weighted blankets and other sensory and therapeutic objects through our Project SOOTHe program. To request an item, click here to fill out our request form and we will be in touch soon.

How do I volunteer?

We love our volunteers! They are what keep us running and help us connect foster families with the resources they need most. Please check out our current list of volunteer opportunities here. And if you have a special skill or expertise that you’d like to offer, please complete our contact form to provide us with details. 

We need a Foster Village in our city/town. How can we start one?

We are glad you asked! We have an affiliate program that allows those passionate about supporting foster families to replicate our model and materials in their city. To check out our current locations and application process here

I’m interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent. Where should I start?

A willingness to learn more is the best place to start! We recommend researching our local child placement agencies and attending orientations to get a feel for which agency is the best fit. Recommendations from current foster parents can also be very helpful. Many of our volunteers start with us as a way to get a better feel for what it’s like to be a foster family and later go on to get licensed, so volunteering is a great first step as well. 

Can someone from Foster Village come and speak at our school, church, small group, community group, etc.?

Yes, we’d love to! Please complete our contact form and tell us a little about your event.