How To Help

Helping The Foster Box

Thank you for considering ways to help The Foster Box provide resources for foster families who are welcoming a new child into their home! There usually isn’t much notice before a new child is placed in a home. During the transition time, it’s extra-important for the foster parents to focus on the child. The Foster Box strives to be a quick resource for clothing and gear to get them started, pre-packed and available to them in 24-72 hours or less.

Below are 3 donation opportunities that will help The Foster Box. Your generosity will make a lasting impact in Greater Boston’s foster care community!

The Foster Box is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so contributions to The Foster Box are tax-deductible.

Goods

We accept gear, clothing and other goods for newborns and up. Our current focus is providing items for babies through elementary-aged children.

Time

Processing donations and dropping off requested items can’t be done without the help of volunteers. We would love to have you join our team and help mobilize our efforts!

Monetary Gift

Financial contributions enable us to cover costs like our storage facilities, purchase new goods/gear and administrative necessities to keep The Foster Box easily accessible.

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Clothing

We truly want children in foster care to feel confident and proud in what they receive from The Foster Box. We cannot accept donated clothing with stains, familial text (Mommy, Daddy, Sister, Brother, etc), tears, missing size tags, or used socks, underwear and bras. We also do not accept Adult and Maternity clothes. For clothes that have been in long term storage, we would appreciate you giving them a wash before donating. Please respect and help our volunteers by ensuring your clothing items meet our quality requirements before donating.

Visit our Amazon Wishlist to donate NEW underwear, socks and pajamas!

Girls & Boys Clothing 
Sizes Preemie – Kids 16

+ Tops

+ Bottoms

+ Dresses

+ Pajamas

+ Formal Outfits

+ Coats

+ Winter Accessories

+ Swimwear

Girls & Boys Shoes
Sizes Baby – Kids 6

+ Sneakers

+ Boots

+ Summer Shoes

+ Formal Shoes

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Gear

You can provide a swift and safe turn over to foster families in need if your donated gear is safe, gently used within the past 6 years and clean. We cannot accept bedding (except for baby gear), used feeding items (bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups, etc), furniture, toys, books, art supplies, and gear that has expired or been recalled.

Visit our Amazon Wishlist to donate NEW feeding items and more!

+ Bed Rails

+ Baby Gates

+ Backpacks

+ Duffel Bags

+ Double / Single / Umbrella Strollers

+ Car Seats / Boosters / Convertibles

+ Baby Bedding

+ Burp cloths

+ Pack – and – Plays

+ Folding High Chairs

+ Booster Seats

+ Soft Baby Carriers

+ Excersaucers

+ Infant Tubs

+ Home Safety Items

+ Recieving Blankets

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Hygiene Items

To ensure the safety of our foster families, all donated items from this list must be NEW.

Visit our Amazon Wishlist to see a specific list of hygiene items to donate!

+ Bed Rails

+ Diapers (Preemie – Pull Ups)

+ Diaper Cream

+ Baby Shampoo

+ Bath Soap

+ Baby Lotion

+ Toothbrushes / Kids Toothpaste / Floss

+ Deodorant

+ Hair Brushes / Combs

+ Hair Care Products

+ Infant Towels

+ Baby Nail Clippers

+ Feminine Hygiene Products

To make a Goods Donation…

Please email us at hello@thefosterbox.com with the following information:
Name
Email
Location / Neighborhood
Pick Up or Drop Off. *Please note, pickup is limited during donation drives.*
Briefly describe the items you would like to donate and total quantity (# bags etc)

Once we have your email, we will reach out to you with donation locations or to schedule a pickup time.