Foster Care Support Foundation
Summer 2019
Newsletter
 
      
 
 
 
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 SUMMER 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

Is it still hot??? We'll be patient as summer comes to an end, but as warm as it is in Georgia,  our hearts are warmer still with the love for the children that are displaced throughout Georgia's foster care homes and in Grandparent and relatives homes. Over 2600 children have already been loved on this year by you, our supporters and sponsors, and another 2400 are expected to come through before the end of this year.
When I started this organization over 20 years ago to help those least supported displaced children, I had no idea how many lives it would touch. I am so proud of the work everyone has done to help displaced children.
With the system always changing, we now see 75% of the children we are serving living with grandparents or relatives. Ninety-five percent of these families have unexpectedly taken on the responsibility of caring for other family member's children without financial stipends or support. Statistics show that most children do better when living with family rather than with strangers so we hope for a great future for all of them. We are happy to help and delighted that you are willing and able to join us in this venture.
Anyone can help but how you help is up to you. Some foster, or take in a relative's child, others fund the FCSF center, or donate needed items or volunteer their time. Together, it works!  Please stop in and share a couple hours or more to either fill an order for a child that can't come, help us with the season change over that's taking place in September and prepare for October's Fall/Winter distribution, be a monthly financial sponsor for a child or two or become a Hope 4 Tomorrow mentor. You will help make a child smile and feel more secure as he learns that he or she is loved.
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
 
 
 
 

Foster Care Support Foundation is seeking 1,000 people to donate $25 or more per month to sponsor a child. Will you help by setting up an automatic donation through your local bank bill-pay system or through the www.fostercares.org PayPal and be a sponsor for a child?
You too can change a child's life!
 
 
 
 
 
Free Fall/Winter Clothes!
 
 
 
While we've been supplying summer clothing to over 2600 children, it's time to make appointments for October and November for warm clothing for the winter months. Watch for the email containing the link to request a Fall/Winter appointment in the next week or two for free clothing, toys, and infant equipment for babies through teens in foster care base homes or being raised 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.
If you have a new intake, we still serve summer only clothing during the month of September for new children entering the system while we swap the seasons to winter in the distribution center.
 
 
 
 
 
Foster Care Support provides free seasonal wardrobes year-round. Each child/teen may receive clothing once for spring/summer (Apr-Aug) and once for fall/winter (Sep-Mar). Infants may receive a new wardrobe each time they change size regardless of season (until they reach size 12 months, at which time they will come once per season as others do).
 
 
 
Questions? Email appt@fostercares.org 
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: 
 
 
 
 
A Note from a Grandparent raising their Grandchild
 
 
 
This email is for everyone that is involved in this great program. My grandchildren received their clothing yesterday. I don’t know how everything is done there, but I just want you to know how much we appreciate everything. I know there is a lot of work behind this program. We thank you all and give a HUGE HUG!
-A thankful grandparent raising grandchildren
 
 
 
 
 
Volunteers needed!
 
 
 
 
We need 15,000 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.
 
 
 
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:
    • Packs of new socks for child boy and girl shoe sizes 9 to 2 youth, 
    • Underwear sizes 2t through adult large
    • Long sleeve shirts and long pants for boys, sizes 2t through men's small
    • 13 Gallon draw string trash bags, not scented or flex please
    • 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 and toys
    • Overstock clothing for the family
    • Christening, holiday 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 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.
    The shop is open
    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
     
     
     
     
    Say hello to some of our FCSF staff who work hard with other staff and volunteers to meet the needs of thousands of children throughout the summer and 2019 year.
    Hello Neffe in toys, Rodney in maintenance and intake, Rosie in shoes, Angie as our new volunteer coordinator. Andrea in toys, and Jacob in the intake center.
    We also said goodbye to Chris who helped in the front serving the parents and children. She warmed our hearts. We wish you well!
     
     
     
     
    Congratulations and best wishes to
    Amber and Steven on the birth of their new baby girl. We are excited for them but sad to say goodbye to Amber, our FCSF's  volunteer coordinator as she leaves to raise her precious little one.
     
     
     
     
    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 BB&T for providing funds
    for our new outdoor signs!
    What a lovely way to show the kids you care!
     
     
     
     


    Thanks to the Pajama Program for the generous donation of new summer pajamas!
     
     
     
    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
     
     
     
     
    IMLAY Foundation
     
     
     
     
    Grand Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    Become a sponsor!
    Help Georgia's foster
    and displaced children
    in need.
     
     
     
     

    Private Donor
     
     
     
     
    Gold Sponsors
     
     
     
     

    Private Donor
     
     
     
     
    WFA Foundation, Inc.
     
     
     
     
    Silver Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    Doug and Donna Kallman
     
     
     
     
    Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Lamplighters Class
     
     
     
     
    Bronze Sponsors
     
     
     
     
    The Extraordinary Esthetician/ Skin Games Winner/
    Lynn Ross-
    Institut Dermed
    supporting
    Foster Care Support Foundation
    as the recipient
     
     
     
     
    Roderick S., Flossie R., & Helen M. Galloway Foundation, Inc.
     
     
     
     

    John & Mary Franklin Foundation
     
     
     
                Duluth
     
     
     
     
    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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