Georgia


The Foster Care Support Foundation of Georgia helps foster kids and foster families all year around. Among many projects, the organization, which is entirely privately funded, runs Prom-a-Palooza, which “upcycles” evening gowns into prom dresses for young ladies in foster care.

Prom-a-Palooza!

From the organization’s website:

Girls in DFCS custody from all over Georgia come to select free elegant dresses donated by you, enabling them to attend their high school proms in style. Also invited this year are girls in the Project Healthy Grand parents and Grands raising Grands programs from all over the State. There are giggles and smiles, oohs and ahhs all afternoon while they select the dress of their dreams, jewelry, shoes, shawls, purses and a lesson in hair make up; a magical moment frozen in time when a girl finds that just right dress she has been dreaming of since she was a little girl. Princesses are born and the Prom-A-Palooza makes them shine. Foster Care Support Foundation thanks all who make it possible for these girls to enjoy this event. Special thanks to Crown Cleaners/Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta and Lee Chadwick of the Metropolitan Club of Alpharetta and the hundreds of volunteers and donors that give so tirelessly of their time, gifts and talents to help our kids.

Last years Prom-A-Palooza was a huge success. Over 200 volunteers came to help size, set up, organize, be personal shoppers and clean up the wonderful and exciting event for the needy teens. With confidentiality laws prohibiting any visible advertising of these children, it is difficult to meet the many needs of the teens while they are in the system.

Many are truly invisible and this event helps them feel a part of the world that never seems to cross their thresh-hold.

Check out Prom-A-Palooza on U tube to see a glimpse at a fairytale prom evening with all of the fine attire seen in photos of fancy magazines. Although it may give the impression of only a few people made this possible, this is a “WE” thing for our community and State with hundreds of people doing their part to making it successful.

Some girls were in tears when they looked into the mirrors and saw a dream come true.

One girl said she never expected she would be going to prom due to the cost and her being in foster care. She said, this is like God giving me a reason to be here. She meant, ‘alive’, and that is so good to know, to know that these girls feel love pouring out towards them from the volunteers working so hard to help them find items that they like. Thank you all. We look forward to the Next Prom-A-Palooza!

For reservations email Prom@fostercares.org or call 770-641-9591

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More from the organization’s website:

Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to:

  • Enrich the lives of Georgia’s foster children
  • Help acquire and retain foster parents

What we do:

  • We serve a vital and growing need throughout the state of Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of foster children, annually
  • We partner with Georgia’s Department of Family and Children Services for child verification, foster parent recruiting, and foster parent training

How we do it:

  • We receive financial support and donations of new and slightly used items from individuals, organizations, and companies (no government funds).
  • We receive the help of hundreds of volunteers who can see the results of their efforts.
  • Nothing is sold. Foster parents and children come to our Distribution Center to “shop”, or we ship the items throughout the state.

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You can help!

CONTACT INFORMATION

New distribution/donation center address:
115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30076
Mailing office address remains:
3334 Trails End Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Previous entries on DonateLuggage.com:

Totes 2 Tots is collecting new and gently used suitcases and backpacks for children in foster care.

Program Name

Totes 2 Tots

Sponsor

Georgia Cancer Specialists

Date

Friday, January 21, 2011

Time

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Drop-off sites

GCS offices throughout Georgia.

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Clark’s Christmas Kids” campaign celebrates its 20th anniversary this year!

Meet Clark and Donate in Person

Clark will be coming to a Georgia Wal-Mart store near you in the coming weeks. So if you would like to be a part of this heartwarming labor of love, stop by one of our Wal-Mart locations during the times listed, and buy a toy for a deserving child. Clark will broadcast live at the following stores:

ROSWELL DULUTH
Thursday, Dec. 2:
2-7pm  (Clark airs 3-6pm)
Wal-Mart, 970 Mansell Rd
Roswell, GA. 30076
See Map
Friday, Dec. 3:
2-7pm (Clark airs 3-6pm)
Wal-Mart, 2635 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA. 30096
See Map
MARIETTA DUNWOODY
Saturday, Dec. 4:
10am-2pm (Clark airs 10am-1pm)
Wal-Mart, 210 Cobb Pkwy South
Marietta, GA. 30060
See Map
Thursday, Dec. 9:
2-7pm (Clark airs 3-6pm)
Wal-Mart, 4725 Ashford D’woody
Atlanta, GA. 30338
See Map
ALPHARETTA EAST COBB
Friday, Dec. 10:
2-7pm (Clark airs 3-6pm)
Wal-Mart, 5200 Windward Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA. 30004
See Map
Saturday, Dec. 11:
10am-2pm (Clark airs 10am-1pm)
Wal-Mart, 3100 Johnson Ferry
Roswell, GA 30062
See Map

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