How To Donate To Foster Care (Money, Time & More)
Foster care provides stable homes for children whose parents can’t take care of them. Many foster children are affected by abuse, neglect, and other challenges. Becoming a foster parent can be incredibly rewarding, but not everyone is able to be a foster parent, and that’s okay.
There are many ways you can help support foster children even if you aren’t ready or able to become a foster parent. You can make a difference by donating money, time, and more to support foster families and vulnerable children in your community.
Ways To Donate To Foster Care
There are numerous ways to get involved and support local foster families.
1. Monetary Donations
Monetary donations help foster children obtain the support they need most. The UMFS Treatment Foster Care Program works with foster children and teens who are working to overcome past trauma or abuse, or are struggling with behavioral or medical challenges. UMFS works hard to identify supportive foster families, and provide extensive, specialized training and comprehensive ongoing support.
Your donation to foster care at UMFS enables foster children who have come from some of the toughest circumstances to get the support and care they need to turn their lives around.
2. Planned Giving
Make a planned gift and create a legacy that will support foster children for many years to come.
There are many ways to participate in planned giving, including leaving a bequest to UMFS in your will, donating stock or securities, making a gift from your retirement plan or life insurance, or other specialized gift. No matter the approach you choose, your gift is an investment in high-risk children and families, helping them become self-sufficient, contributing members of their communities, now and into the future.
3. Become a UMFS Family Champion Volunteer
Our Family Champions support our community in a number of ways including providing meals and treats, collecting critical items, and celebrating birthdays and special moments for the kids and families we serve.
What does this role look like? As a Family Champion you will be placed on an email list with other like-minded and passionate UMFS volunteers in your local community. We will email this volunteer group when a need arises in your community. Depending on the needs and the time of year, you could receive an email anywhere from weekly to monthly. Please Click here to read our FAQs about the Family Champion role.
4. Volunteer with your group
Are you part of a church, company, civic group or other organization? Is your group interested in making a difference in the community by volunteering at UMFS? Group volunteers help complete meaningful projects to support the children at UMFS.