Foster Care Closet of Nebraska

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Leigh Esau, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Leigh Esau
Main Address

Foster Care Closet
643 S 25th St
Suite 8
Lincoln, NE 68510
United States

Foster Care Closet c/o Release
4815 S. 107th Ave
Omaha, NE 68127
United States

What We Do

Foster Care Closet exists to restore dignity to youth in crisis, changing the way they enter and experience foster care. We do this by providing brand NEW clothing up to twice a year for each youth... free of charge. They can pick out for themselves: 5 NEW outfits including shoes, socks, underwear, seasonal outerwear, comfort and hygiene items. 

To Restore Dignity to our youth in crisis we need: 

A donation of $150 will help us give us support one youth in crisis, one time a year.   

A donation of $300 will allow us to support that one youth in crisis twice a year.  

Our goal this year is to raise $500,000 in 2024 to help us to serve more youth in crisis.  

Interesting Info
  • Nebraska has about 4000 youth in care at any given time, and in 2023 we served over 2,200 youth! We currently need to raise over $500,000 in 2024!
  • We serve youth in care in the entire state of Nebraska, and in Omaha we partner with Release for our location.
  • Our founder, Leigh Esau, grew up in foster care and became a foster parent, eventually adopting 4 youth out of foster care.