How To Help

Helping The Foster Box

Thank you for your interest in helping The Foster Box. Our main focus is providing resources for foster families as they welcome 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.

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!

Funds

Financial contributions help keep The Foster Box going by covering costs like our storage facilities, purchase new goods/gear and administrative necessities.

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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!

Clothing Needs

Sizes Preemie – Kids 16

+ Bottoms

+ Coats

+ Dresses

+ Formal Outfits

+ Pajamas

+ Swimwear

+ Tops

+ Winter Accessories

Shoe Needs

Sizes Baby – Kids 6

+ Boots

+ Formal Shoes

+ Sneakers

+ Summer Shoes

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Gear

You can provide a swift and safe turnover 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!

Gear Needs

+ Baby Bedding

+ Baby Gates

+ Backpacks

+ Burp cloths

+ Car Seats: Infant / Booster / Convertible

+ Duffel Bags

+ Excersaucers

+ Feeding Seats: Folding High Chair / Booster

+ Home Safety Items

+ Infant Tubs

+ Pack-and-Plays

+ Receiving Blankets

+ Strollers: Double / Single / Umbrella

+ Soft Baby Carriers

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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!

Hygiene Needs

+ Baby Lotion

+ Baby Nail Clippers

+ Baby Shampoo

+ Bath Soap

+ Bed Rails

+ Dental: Toothbrush / Kids Toothpaste / Floss

+ Diapers: Sizes Preemie – Pull Ups

+ Diaper Cream

+ Deodorant

+ Hair Care: Brushes / Combs / Products

+ Infant Towels

Make A Goods Donation

Please email us with the following information:
– Name
– Email
– Location / Neighborhood
– Pick-up or drop-off requests. *Pick-up is limited during donation drives.*
– Briefly describe the items you would like to donate and total quantity (# of bags, etc)

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