Support Foster Care Awareness
Help children to be known for who they are, not for their situation. Join Ambassadors for Children in confirming all children are loved and wonderful just as they they are. In Greene County, more than 600 children are currently in foster care. These children often leave their homes with nothing more than a wal-mart sack full of belongings. At Ambassadors for Children, they have an opportunity to pick out new clothing, shoes, and necessasities. They can pursue extra-curricular activities and receive needed therapies. A donation to the #IamMe campaign provides an opportunity for foster children to express their true self and chase their dreams.
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.
You or your business can sponsor a child, teen or young adult for Christmas, providing new presents for children age birth to 21 in foster care.
- Donors to Purchase Christmas Gifts for Foster Children. Each Donor agrees to purchase $100 worth of gifts from the Wishlist provided. Sign up here.
- 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.