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Foster Love Incorporation

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Year Founded:
2020
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Amber Richardson/Founder/Executive Director
Main Address:
7595 Main St.
Ralston, NE 68127

What We Do

Our Mission

We provide basic needs and opportunities for children in foster care so they feel confident, empowered, and valued and foster families feel supported through shopping days, care packages, and events.

Our Story

On July 11, 2007 a handsome 14-month old little boy was placed in our arms along with a single black trash bag with only a few worn out clothes and a few plastic easter eggs considered to be his toys. Reality hit us quick. Was this normal? Were other foster parents okay with this? I didn't want to believe so. My mind began to wonder whether our little guys first, second, and sadly third transition in 14 short months were met with the same sad image. This scenario always bothered me and the thought of other children experiencing this same reality was worrisome. Trash bags? Very few clothes? Worn? Stained? Too small? Leftovers? I knew as a community we could do better than this. I have always believed that children in care deserve to be clothed in confidence so they can feel loved, empowered, and valued, just like everyone else. As it is, they get uprooted from their homes and their lives completely flipped upside down in the blink of an eye, the least we can do is show them some dignity. Like that saying goes, "when you look good you feel good."

As our journey continued as foster parents over the years I realized we were not alone in our experiences and there was a need for resources to better support the basic needs of children in foster care and their families. Because of this knowledge I wanted to do something about it and offer additional support for children in foster care, foster families, and those in group homes. What started as a thought during our placements 3 and 4, turned into a desire to make it happen. So came this idea of a boutique where children in foster care and their families could shop the latest trends in a welcoming, unique, boutique-like setting where merchandise would be new and quality like-new clothing, FREE of cost and available once a month for every child while in care. What started as a dream, developed into a reality with the help of a wonderful support system.

Foster Love was established in June 2020. We are currently offering Shopping Days on specified dates and by appointment only. New Placement Care Packages are also being offered for children in need.

Fashion is a reflection of who you are;
be YOU because YOU are beautifully made!

Interesting Info

Since January 2021 when we opened our doors to the foster care community we have served over 400 children with shopping days, care packages, and events.
On any given day there are more than 400,000 children in foster care. In Nebraska there are roughly 4,200 children in care. Lots of children to love & support.
We opened our store front boutique in July 2021. We currently offer shopping days and an art program known as Artsy Kids.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Community Fundraiser
Repeats every day until Thu Apr 13 2023.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
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Parent's Night Out
Friday, December 9th, 2022
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Upcoming Events

Sweets with Santa December 3, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
Fill the Love - Brunch February 12, 2023 - 10:30am to 1:00pm Read more »

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