Foster Care Support Foundation
End of Year
2019
 
      
 
 
 
To avoid processing fees and make 100% of your donation count, you can schedule your donation by check through your online banking or mail it directly to:
Foster Care Support
3334 Trails End Rd NE
Roswell, GA 30075
Tax ID: 58-2540031


 
 
 
INDEX
 
 
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FREE WINTER CLOTHES
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THANK YOU NOTE
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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HOPE 4 TOMORROW MENTORING
FOSTERING HOPE BARGAIN RESALE SHOP
PHOTO GALLERY
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OUR SPONSORS
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JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
 
 
 
Our 2019
Board of Directors
 
 
 
Steve Baumgartner -
Director

Dr. Keith Blair -
Director

Talley Bullman
Director

Lee Chadwick -
Director

Lynn Dunn - Director

Mark Ewald -
Pres./Co-Founder

Rachel Ewald -
CEO/Founder

Caroline Grounds -
Secretary

Roxie Hernandez -
Director

Jeff Jennings -
​​​​​​​Director

Betsy Jones -
Treasurer

Jon Lipsky -
Director

Jamie Purdy -
Director

Richard Wolownik -
Director

Katherine Mulkey -
Advisory Board
 
 
 
 
Help Foster Children With Your Everyday Grocery Shopping
 

If you use a Kroger Plus Card, link it to Foster Care Support (Community Rewards Program #11728) so that we receive a donation every time you shop. If you already have your card linked to us, it may be time to re-enroll.

You can help foster children every time you shop on Amazon. Please sign up for the Amazon Smiles program at smile.amazon.com and choose Foster Care Support Foundation as your charity. This costs you nothing and it is the same prices and merchandise as the regular amazon.com but FCSF will receive a donation every time you make a purchase. Please make sure you log on to smile.amazon.com each time you make a purchase.
 
 
 
 WE NEED BOXES!
Foster Care Support needs large shipping boxes to mail clothing and toys to displaced children outside of metro-Atlanta. Please drop off at the donation center.
Best sizes are 18x18x18 or 24x18x18
 
 
 
 
A Note From Our Founder & ED
 
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It's hard to believe that we are getting ready for a new year already. With every passing day, we see changes that you have helped make to improve the lives of thousands of children throughout the state of Georgia.
As each new year begins, a new challenge always presents itself at the  FCSF but with your support, we are ready to tackle it head on. -----------------------------------------------------------------
    When I started this organization over 24 years ago to help displaced children, I had no idea how many lives it would touch. I am proud of the work everyone has done to help provide to an average of 65,000 children since the 2000 year incorporation and thank all of you for caring for children.
    The foster care system is always changing and while our State has done a great job to increase support for our foster children and foster parents, at least 50% to 60% of the children that are victims of violence, drug abuse or neglect are ending up in relative and grandparent homes rather than in traditional foster care.
In the last couple of years, our children appointments have increased by 1000 additional annually but we have realized that 75% of our children we serve are living with grandparents or relatives.  The majority of these families have taken on the unexpected challenge of caring for another family member's children but do not receive the financial stipends or support as  the foster families receive.
    This is an increasingly stressful situation since, while statistics show that most children do better when living with family rather than with strangers, they also show that stress, especially financial, can work against health and stability.  Our mission continues forward.
       Read to see what's been happening at FCSF this year and learn how your help makes it all work.
Remember always, It's a "WE" Thing!
Please share our information with others and "like" our Foster Care Support Facebook page
May God Bless,
Rachel M. Ewald
 
 
 
 
Over 250 "Grands Raising Grands" children were sponsored for Christmas and received gifts to open under their tree. Over 100 additional children's wish lists were filled from our financial sponsor donations. Thanks to Jim Kennedy for being our top sponsor for the GRG Christmas Wish event this year.
Many thanks also to our hundreds of volunteers and shoppers who made this possible including North Point Community Church, CHUBB, Keller Williams Hernandez Group, Bank of America, and Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Thanks also to Kim Welch for providing a gingerbread house kit for the kids to take home and make together. The difference you made may be felt throughout a lifetime.
 
 
 
 
 The children had special surprises under the tree because of your generosity. FCSF continues to provide  throughout the year for those that come in throughout the year. These children are grandchildren or nieces and nephews and cousins taken in by relatives when abandoned or abused by biological parents. The ones served are not a part of the DFCS foster care system so do not receive a foster parent stipend and struggle to meet the unexpected financial burden raising an extra child to keep from losing them to the foster care system.
 
 
 
 

Foster Care Support Foundation is seeking 1,000 people to donate $25 or more per month or $300 annually to sponsor a child. Although we can't show you their faces by photos, email or Facebook, volunteers see them they spend time at FCSF choosing their clothing with their caretakers, receive toys, bikes, infant care items and/or school supplies. This will help make the difference from what we have to operate with and what we need to operate and continue to serve children. As of this newsletter, we have $75,000 still to raise.
You too can change a child's life, or perhaps 2 or 3!
 
 
 
 
 
Free Fall/Winter Clothes!
 
 
 
It's not too late to submit your request for winter clothing but only if not already done. Our staff has been working hard to process thousands of children for free winter items. This resource helps displaced children from preemie babies through teens in foster care base per-diem homes or children taken in by a grandparent or relative to keep them out of foster care.  Foster Care Support serves all counties in Georgia either by appointment or mail order.
Since children leave their homes with nothing but the clothing they are wearing, if you have a new intake, we will do our best to put you in asap to make sure your child is getting the items he or she needs.
 
 
 
 
Questions about the clothing program?
or call the office at
404-729-3374 or 770-280-7831.
 
 
Click Here to Request an Appointment or Mail Order
 
 
The clothing request link is also available on our website: 
 
 
 
 
Thank You from a Caregiver
 
 
 
"Lindsey loves her new toys and bike. She’s not had one since she outgrew her starter bike we’d picked up at a thrift shop. Thank you so very much for your generosity. The distribution center staff was so kind and she had a blast choosing clothing and books.
-A thankful grandparent raising grandchildren"
 
 
 
 
 
Volunteers needed!
 
 
 
 
We need 10,000 volunteers each year to help process and distribute free clothes and toys to over 4,500 children per year. Volunteer hours at the distribution center are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am-5pm. Individuals and groups are welcome. Children ages 12 to 15 may volunteer if accompanied by an adult but we are limited on the number of youth we can take at one time. Youth ages 16 and older may come without an adult but the volunteer waiver must be signed at the distribution center by the parent when arriving. In order to effectively plan our days, please email vol@fostercares.org or call 770-375-0865 to sign up to help and let us know you.
 
 
 
 
 
The Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program is seeking patient, caring adult volunteers to mentor teens who are aging out of the foster care system. For more information and to register for a conference call orientation session, please visit http://www.fostercares.org/mentoring. We need mentors in the metro Atlanta area: Gwinnett, South and North Fulton, Cobb, Forsyth, and DeKalb. We especially need men mentors in all areas. A BIG THANK YOU! to all of the businesses that have donated Bogo coupons or free fun activities for our teen mentees to enjoy while out with their mentors. Sponsor a mentor with a $25 per month donation.
 
 
 
The donation gate located at 115 Mansell Place Roswell, GA 30076 is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 3pm. We are especially in need of:

    • Urgent Need: Need to raise $9000 to purchase a new 55 lbs commercial washer
    • Underwear sizes 2t through adult large and Packs of new socks for child boy and girl shoe sizes 9 to 2 youth,
    • Winter clothing for boys, sizes 2t through men's small
    • 13 Gallon white draw string trash bags, not scented or flex please
    • Scott 250 clear packing tape
    • Windex cleaner
    • Laundry soap(liquid)
    • Amazon gift cards to purchase supplies
    • For a current list of needed goods throughout the year, go to fostercares.org/help or email info@fostercares.org
     
     
     
     

    Open to the public & 100% of proceeds help Foster Care Support Foundation fund the program for foster and displaced children.

    • Furniture, home decor, kitchenware, antiques, artwork
    • Overstock Infant and toddler equipment, furniture and toys
    • Overstock clothing for the family
    • Christening, holiday, formal and wedding attire.
    • Tennis and sports clothing and equipment, cleats, dance shoes, and more!
    • All items are 50% to 90% off retail.
    We also have an infant/toddler an ongoing equipment overstock sale at the Foster Care Support Foundation center. If you are needing a car seat, stroller, jogger, Excersaucer, Baby Swing or Walker etc, please check our Facebook Marketplace or call 770-310-2919 to see if we have it. We store many of these items at the Foster Care Support center due to limited space at our resale shop.
    Resale shop hours and address:
    Monday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm
    608 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Suite 210 (in the Town Center Roswell plaza behind Chick-fil-A, between Tuesday Morning and Dollar Tree). Please like us on our
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
    Below are photos of just a sample of people from our community who have helped foster children by donating their time, goods, or funding.
    "Not everyone can foster, but everyone can help a child." 
     
     
     
    Thanks to JC Kennedy Foundation for sponsoring the Grands Raising Grands Christmas Wish for 2019
     
     
     
     
    Many groups provide the volunteers we need and the donation drives needed to help 4500 children.
     
     
     
     
    Thanks Bombas for donating  tons of fabulous socks for our children
     
     
     
     

    Foster Care Support Foundation partners with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. Foster Care Support is not federally or state funded but is a public/private partner.
     
     
     
     
     
    Our Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    Super Star Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    Star Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    J. C. Foundation
     
     
     
     
    WATERFALL FOUNDATION
     
     
     
     
    Grand Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    Become a sponsor!
    Help Georgia's foster
    and displaced children
    in need.
     
     
     
     

    J. C. Kennedy Foundation
     
     
     
     
    Gold Sponsors
     
     
     
     

    Private Donor
     
     
     
     
    WFA Foundation, Inc.
     
     
     
     
    Silver Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    Doug and Donna Kallman
     
     
     
     
    Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Lamplighters Class
     
     
     
     
    Bronze Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    Roderick S., Flossie R., & Helen M. Galloway Foundation, Inc.
     
     
     
     

    John & Mary Franklin Foundation
     
     
     
           
     
     
     
     
    Additional Programs
     
     
     
    Prom-A-Palooza - Annual event to provide free prom dresses and accessories for teens in foster care, relative care, and group homes.
     
     
     
     





    Hope 4 Tomorrow - Mentoring program to provide guidance and resources for foster pre-teens and teens to help ensure their successful future. 
     
     
     
     




    Non-paid partnership with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.
     
     
     
     
     
    Donation/Distribution Center Address: 115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30076 
    Mailing Address Only: 3334 Trails End Road NE, Roswell, Georgia  30075
    Main Office Phone770-641-9591  Mobile: 770-310-2919
    Main Office Email: info@fostercares.org
    Appointment / Mail Order Phone: 404-729-3374 or 770-280-7831
    Appointment / Mail Order Email: appt@fostercares.org
    Volunteer Phone: 770-375-0865
    Volunteer Email: vol@fostercares.org  
     
     
     
          
     
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