Sat, Jul 15|
Barley + Vine Kitchen/Bar
Stock the Shelves
Donate new items for Abundant Goods by Foster Together MN and receive a $10 Barley & Vine Gift Certificate
Time & Location
Jul 15, 2023, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Barley + Vine Kitchen/Bar, 17516 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044, USA
About the Event
Bring a donation to Barley + Vine Kitchen/Bar and receive a $10 Barley & Vine Gift Certificate (limit 1 per family).
We will be collecting the following items in new condition during this event:
- Diapers, Wipes, and Pull-Ups (all sizes)
- Underwear (toddler through adult sizes)
- Socks (infant through adult sizes)
- Pajamas (infant through adult sizes)
- Shoes (toddler through adult sizes)
- Target, Amazon, and Walmart Gift Cards
Say hello to our team members, ask questions, and learn more about our organization while you're there!
To donate to our fundraiser for this initiative and to learn more, visit our fundraising page: http://givebutter.com/abundantgoods
Questions? Email our Abundant Goods Lead, Brooke, at email@example.com
Important: At this time, we are not accepting used items. Subscribe to our emails for updates on when we will begin accepting used items and other Abundant Goods updates.
What is Abundant Goods? Abundant Goods by Foster Together MN is a shopping and resource center that is intentionally designed for foster, kinship, and adoptive families to collect items for youth who are in their care. Items include clothing, shoes, hygiene products, baby products, and other essential items. The space will be filled with positive affirmations, promoting dignity and value of all who enter. Families are able to come during our open shopping hours or by appointment with a Foster Together MN team member.
Why is this important? In our short time of being established, there have been countless times that we hear the phrase “they came with nothing” from foster parents who have just had a youth placed in their care. While we have found great success with our Meet-A-Need program, we see a gap in being able to quickly fulfill tangible needs for emergency foster care placements. In 2021, we spent over $10,000 on outreach items through our Meet-A-Need program. It currently can take up to a week to collect or purchase and distribute all items for each request. By having a stocked resource center, we could more quickly get items in the hands of the foster family.
Abundant Goods will provide essential items to these youth, helping them find dignity and comfort during a traumatic and fearful time in their life. Through collaboration with foster families and agencies, we’ll be able to identify specific needs as well as opening up the Abundant Goods to foster families and youth to come shop for free. We will partner with the community to stock our shelves with new and gently used items that will go straight into the hands of youth in our community. This partnership will include donations and volunteer opportunities.