Homes of Hope is a Christian non-profit organization that mentors foster and biological families. From the Homes of Hope website:

  • Homes of Hope believes all children deserve a safe, nurturing, permanent and loving family.
  • Our mission is to recruit, train, support and mentor foster, biological and adoptive parents so they may provide a safe and nurturing home to at-risk children.
  • Our outreach begins in the Lewiston – Clarkston Valley and extends to Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties in Idaho and to Asotin, Garfield and Whitman Counties in Washington.

You can help by providing new or gently used items to The Hope Room:

The Hope Room provides items that a family will need immediately when a child is placed. When a child enters a home for the first time, they usually arrive with only the clothes on their back and maybe a bag that was quickly filled by a social worker or a police officer.

Foster parents can take their foster child and receive free clothes and items they need at the Hope Room. The child also receives a new toy, book or stuffed animal that is sure to bring a smile to a hurting child. After a child is placed, the foster family can visit the Hope Room up to three times a year to get new sizes and appropriate seasonal clothes.

The First Church of the Nazarene in Lewiston, Idaho lets us utilize the basement of their Women’s Ministry Center for free for the Hope Room.

Items needed: clothing, shoes and coats from birth to pre-teen; twin, trundle, bunk or toddler beds; bedding; dressers; highchairs; small toys; and children’s books. You can also donate cribs and car seats, but they will need to be new.


Call Shawn McCracken at (208) 790-2638 for the items needed the most as well as drop-off times and location.

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