Each year, more than 440,000 children experience foster care in the United States. In Nebraska alone there are over 4000 youth who find themselves in a position of needing a foster family. They range from infants to 18 years old. Children are removed from their home and placed into care for a number of reasons including abuse, neglect, abandonment, incarceration, and family death to name a few. Often they are placed in the foster care system with only the clothes on their back. Removal from their homes can lead to trauma, embarrassment, and feelings of insecurity.
Foster Love was meant for these children who have been uprooted from their homes and are under difficult circumstances. We want to support them by providing them with high quality basic needs that nurture dignity in a welcoming and loving space where they feel confident and comfortable.
These children are all over Nebraska and in our communities. Schools. Churches. Neighborhoods. Teams. They are part of our very own families. We owe it to these children to show up for them in their time of great need.
THAT’S WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO!
Starting January 2022 we will be following a set schedule for our Artsy Kids classes (which includes dinner and shopping) and Shopping Days. There will be times when adjustments will be made because of other events.
Artsy Kids: 1st Thursday of the month (5:30-8:30pm)
Shopping Day: 3rd Saturday of the month (9:00-12:00pm)
Shopping Day: 4th Thursday of the month (3:00-6:00pm)
You can find the registration links about two weeks prior to the event on our Facebook and Instagram pages (@fosterlove402ne). You must register for all events.
Shopping Days are for children to shop the latest trends so they feel confident, empowered, and valued and to support foster families. Our goal is for children to walk away feeling a bit more confident in who they are. Everything we do is free of cost.
Families, please pick one date and one time slot per month but please make sure you register and get a ticket for ALL children in your home who would like to shop. If you are a first time shopper please bring proof of placement paperwork to your first shopping event.
If you have any questions please contact Amber firstname.lastname@example.org
If your children are medically fragile or you don't feel comfortable bringing them, we understand, foster parents are still welcome to shop. If children want to be involved in picking out their clothes - we'd love for them to join in on the experience!