our OCTOBER mission
Our October mission is to support West Florida Foster Care Services—a Christ-centered non-profit foster care agency with an urgent need for supporting local foster families.
Every week in Hillsborough County, 14 children enter into foster care. West Florida Foster Care’s mission is to support foster families and the children in their care.
How we can help at KUMC:
Many families don’t have the essentials needed to care for the children. There’s an urgent need for the basic items listed below. In addition to the basics, they also need stocking stuffers! All stocking stuffer items are used for their Stocking Stuffer Boutique, where foster parents can come to create personalized stockings for their children. Last year they had nowhere near enough to meet the need.
Here are items you can donate to help:
New socks and underwear: They accommodate children from birth to 18 years old, but the majority are from birth through elementary school.
Any personal hygiene items: Any basic necessities like toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap, shampoo, etc. (Please also consider ethnic hair care products.)
Stocking stuffers: Anything small and suitable for a stocking. No need to stay neutral of interests because the foster parents will be able to hand-pick items to create personalized stockings filled specifically with items their child will love.
Please pray for our mission this month. If you’re looking for other ways to help this amazing organization, you’ll find flyers in back with additional info on monetary donations, volunteering, becoming a foster parent, and Bible sponsorship. If you’d like to contribute to the the needed items listed above but don’t have time to shop, the missions team will purchase items with any money collected for the cause.