About the program
Foster Children’s Resource Center (“FCRC”) has been in operation since 1990. FCRC provides critically needed clothes, underwear, blankets, toiletries, backpacks, school supplies, books, and toys to foster children. Often these children are removed from their homes in the middle of the night with only the clothes on their back. Each child is given the supplies they desperately need along with care, attention, dignity and respect.
Social workers, foster parents, and family members report that after visiting FCRC, children experience a boost in self-esteem and improved school attendance and performance.
One mom shared that she has to wait to the day of the appointment to tell her kids when they are coming, because they get so excited that they can’t sleep or stop planning for it.
In 1990, FCRC opened and served 300 children their inaugural year.
FCRC Member Volunteers provided 4,620 hours of volunteer service in FY2022
Foster Children Resource Center highlights
- Our center serves foster youth from infancy to age 21
- We offer in-person and socially distanced services
- Children may come to the center every six months to get all brand new items
- Each child receives a special and personalized shopping experience
Why volunteer with the
Foster Children’s Resource Center?
The enormous smile on the faces of the children as they leave the Foster Children’s Resource Center says it all! Every child that enters is taken on a wonderful shopping experience that makes them feel special. With their volunteer “personal shopper” they choose their new clothing, pajamas, under garments, jacket, school supplies, books, toiletries, and a toy or a gift. Children leave FCRC with their new items, a sense of self-esteem, and the hope that they are going to be okay. All of this helps their school attendance, academic performance, and confidence.
Volunteering at FCRC is a joyful and rewarding experience. You will deeply impact so many lives! FCRC brings smiles and tears of joy to all!
The Foster Children’s Resource Center (“FCRC” ) is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Contact us or your DCFS Case Manager for more information.