How to Help

Your support is critical to not only Foster Together, but to the success of foster parents and ultimately the success of foster youth. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do good and make a difference.

You can also subscribe to our email list for current needs as we learn them from our resource families. 

Meet-A-Need

One of the best ways you can support our resource families is by helping us meet their needs as quickly as possible. There are two ways to help us meet their needs:

  1. View the current needs and sign up to donate an item or two. Our team will then follow up with instructions. 

  2. Donate directly to our "Meet-A-Need Fund". This helps us be able to quickly meet the most important needs of our families. 

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Surprise & Delight

Sign up for this fun and low commitment way to get involved and surprise a foster family with a fun gift! After you sign up, we will send you relevant information about a foster family. Then, you dream up and create a fun gift and drop it off at their doorstep! If you need help with ideas, visit our Pinterest Board to get inspired!

Donate Items

View our current Meet-A-Need Opportunities or purchase directly from our Amazon wishlist to help meet current tangible needs, as well as stockpile the most commonly requested items.

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Partner Financially

Many of our programs require funding that goes a long way in meeting the needs of foster parents. While foster parents in Minnesota do receive a monthly stipend, the expenses to care for foster youth typically go far beyond that amount. Whether it's purchasing tangible items needed for a new placement, assisting with licensing costs, or providing a scholarship for high quality and effective training, your donation will make a big difference. Make a one time donation, or become a financial partner by donating monthly. 

Volunteer

There are many volunteer opportunities that can make a big difference. Fill out the interest form and we will contact you with opportunities soon!

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First Meal Fund

Help us build our "First Meal Fund" to provide a meal to a resource family after they receive a placement. Having a meal provided for their family removes one burden during a time that can be chaotic and a big adjustment. You can help by donating directly to our First Meal Fund, or donate local restaurant gift cards ($25-50 increments preferred). 

Service Projects

Are you a part of a small group or business that needs service project ideas? Or maybe you like to give back through family or neighborhood activities. Some ideas include:

  • Purchase and assemble welcome gifts (Supplies cost $25 per gift) 

  • Restaurant Gift Card Drive (collect $25 local restaurant gift cards)

  • Supply Drive (e.g. diaper or wipe drive.) Please contact us with current needs.

  • Purchase, assemble and deliver Surprise & Delight Gifts (see our Pinterest Board for ideas)

  • Write Notes of Encouragement. We will provide the stationary and some examples. 

Connect with us to start planning!

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