In the spring of 2017, we established “The Foster Care Closet” in Alexandria. This project provides new and used clothing and other essential items for children in foster care. Children entering foster care typically have no clothing or belongings and foster families do not receive state board payments when a child is first placed in a home. If a foster family receives multiple placements, or new placements often, it can be very difficult financially. This volunteer-run project gives our community a tangible way to serve foster families and children. Everything in the closet is donated by the community and is free of charge to foster families.
The Foster Care Closet is located in The First United Methodist Church of Alexandria.
2727 Jackson Street Alexandria, LA 71301
Look for a sign above the entrance that says “kitchen”. When you go in that entrance, The Foster Care Closet is the first room on the left.
Monetary donations are completely tax deductible and assist us in purchasing new socks, underwear, pajamas, supplies and other necessities for The Foster Care Closet.
Items we accept in new or very gently used condition:
baby gear (high chairs, pack n plays, strollers, etc.)
cribs manufactured after 2012
very gently used shoes
brand new socks and underwear
very gently used clothing from newborn to kids XL.
all donations must be from smoke free homes,
freshly laundered with no stains or holes.
no teen clothing or household items accepted.
donations can be dropped off monday-friday 8:30-4 & saturday 9-11