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Awesome Group in Oregon!

I’ve just learned about an amazing group in Oregon. Read on! From the Foster Closet blog:   (This isn’t the inside of the store…but it looks very similar.) It’s time for school again. I’m sure you are all out getting supplies and fun new clothes for your children before this new school year approaches…because that’s what parents do, right? Well, for Foster Kids it’s a little different. Usually because they either come to you with clothes that are too big, … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning 101

At last, the sun is shining! It’s time to dust out the cobwebs and spring into the new season. You may feel inspired by the good weather. Or you even be “gripped by the urge to spring clean,” according to TLC’s article on the history of spring cleaning. According to the ancient study of feng shui, spring cleaning is good for the energy of your home and the people in it!  You can take that good energy a step further and … Continue reading

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We’re Featured on SheKnows.com!

Get ready for spring cleaning and Earth Day 2011! SheKnows.com features 10 Fab alternatives to throwing stuff away. Continue reading

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Laptops Help Foster Youth in College

If your spring cleaning includes making a decision about what to do with that laptop you’re not using, you can donate it! Make a difference in the life of a young person. From today’s Sacramento Bee: Two Placer County colleges are asking the public to donate used laptop computers to help former foster youth get through college. William Jessup University and the Sierra College Foundation are launching a program called “Fostering Care in Education” that will support former foster youth … Continue reading

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WOMAN, Inc.

I have the honor of being on the board of directors for WOMAN, Inc.–Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent. For more than 30 years, WOMAN, Inc. has provided a lifeline for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. You can help! Here is WOMAN, Inc.’s current wish list.

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Community Collection Day

What an awesome way to come together: charities are working in concert to not only help the needy, but also encourage YOU to get some spring cleaning done! Community Collection Day is March 19th. From WANE.com: (WANE) – Several non-profit agencies are joining forces to create a first of its kind event in Fort Wayne.  It’s called Community Collection Day. On March 19, you can take all your material donations, everything from building materials and baby furniture to clothes and … Continue reading

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Prom-a-Palooza

Do you remember your prom? I remember the excitement, the corsage, the photos and of course, THE DRESS. You can help make a prom dream come true for young women in foster care. Prom-a-Palooza is one of the many amazing projects run by the Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. Wherever you live, you can be a part of Prom-a-Palooza. Take an afternoon to clear your closets of dresses that you no longer wear. Or how about those shoes you bought … Continue reading

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70 Suitcases Can Change Lives

In Union County, North Carolina, DSS is collecting suitcases for children in foster care. This presents a very “doable” task, as there are 70 children in foster care in Union County. Just 70 gently used or new duffle bags, backpacks, suitcases or luggage can make all the difference in the world. Can you help? Perhaps your Scout troop or book club or senior class is looking for a project–this is it, my friends! If you would like to donate a … Continue reading

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Beanie Babies Make a Difference

Imagine going to court as a child. It can feel overwhelming. Having a Beanie Baby to hold onto can provide comfort for a child on the way to court. You can help by contributing a new Beanie Baby to Adoption Connection. The Iowa adoption agency collects Beanie Babies all year around, so you may even consider holding a drive in your area! From Iowa KidsNet: November is National Adoption Month!  In celebration, Adoption Connection, an Ankeny adoption agency, is sponsoring its annual drive … Continue reading

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