During National Foster Care Month, the “I Am Me” campaign encourages children and youth in foster care to be their true selves.
Partner with us through “I Am Me” to help kids in care step out of the shadows and into confidence! Learn more about “I Am Me” and our $50,000 match at CCOzarks.org/IAMME
Each kid, teen, or young adult that visits the Kid’s Closet receives 3 tops, 3 bottoms, PJ’s, socks, underwear, and a haircut voucher.
Eligible children can come twice a year to the Kids’ Closet (spring/summer; fall/winter). Children are able to select three complete outfits, pajamas, socks and underwear, and receive vouchers for a haircut and new shoes. In the winter, children will also receive a winter coat. We have sizes from newborn/infant to teens. When you make an appointment, we will get sizing information to make sure we have an adequate selection in stock.
Our Comfort Closet program provides a backpack with comfort items such as pajamas, a blanket, a stuffed toy Each kid in transition is provided backpacks, blankets, and stuff animals.
Gently used evening gowns are free to keep for any event need. The Prom Closet is available to any teen in Missouri.
Businesses and individuals partner with AFC to fulfill special needs such as sports expenses, music lessons, and other activities.
- Kid’s Closet and Prom Closet Volunteer
- One-Time Special Events
- Maintenance and Facilities
- Prom Closet Coordinator
- Outreach to the Community
- Foster Support
- Help with Social Media
In-kind donations of clothes are very important in offsetting the cost to keep the Kid’s Closet stocked for every size foster kid, teen, and young adult. Organizing a clothing drive at church, a business, a small group or challenging your friends is a perfect way to help AFC.
By partnering with AFC you will be fulfilling special needs such as sports expenses, music lessons, glasses, beds, car seats, medical expenses, and other activities.
- New Stuffed Animals
- Gently used or new prom dresses and suites
General financial support is always welcome, as needs can vary in scope and urgency. In addition to providing clothing, AFC takes special requests from foster families and caseworkers. These special requests can range from Sports fees to needing new glasses, braces, and medical expenses.
NEW POLICIES FOR PANDEMIC
Ambassadors for Children continues to serve children in foster care with limitations. In order to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, guests will need to call and make an appointment before visiting. Guests will have two options for accessing the Kids Closet.
- For those who prefer to limit contact and do not wish to enter the facility, please complete the KIDS CLOSET ONLINE ORDER FORM and schedule a curbside pick-up.
- To personally pick out clothing from the closet, please call AFC at (417) 708-0565 to book an appointment. To protect children and their families and prevent the spread of Covid-19, guests will not be allowed to try on clothing.
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