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Foster Care Support Foundation

Rating: 4.8 stars   10 reviews 160

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Human Services, Philanthropy

Address:

3334 Trails End Rd Roswell GA 30075 USA

Mission:

Donates free clothes, toys and safe infant equipment from the distribution center to children all over the State of GA. Nothing is sold. FCSF holds monthly support meetings for foster parents with trained professionals as speakers to enable foster parents to learn more about caring for the abused and neglected child in their care. FCSF realizes that while most foster children are raised on basic state per-diem of $14.50 to $18.80 per day, that cannot effectively provide for a child everyday needs. FCSF holds an annual Prom event to supply prom attire and accessories to teen foster girls free of charge in order for them to attend their own proms. Run mostly by volunteers from the surrounding communities, civic organizations, schools, businesses, private citizens and faith based organizations, FCSF manages 50 to 150 weekly volunteers and serves from 3500 to 4000 children annually. We accept donations from those caring enough to give for the benefit of abused and neglected children in our system.

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Reviews for Foster Care Support Foundation

Rating: 4 stars  

Our company supports Foster Care Support through volunteerism and financial contributions. Our employees find the work extremely satisfying and we find that many of our employees want to go back over and over again. The work this organization does with such a limited staff is both impressive and inspiring.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This non profit is truly a community effort with 5000 volunteers working it annually with limited staff.
With no government funds, FCSF partners and collaborates with other organizations such as the GA Family and Children's Services, Grands raising Grands and other relative care organizations to make sure these children have everyday clothing, toys, infant care equipment and normal items our own children take for granted. FCSF needs your sponsorships and the support from the communities to serve 3000 children each year. They provide about 10 million dollars value of in-kind items on a low budget of near $500,000. They need your help to reach more children not yet receiving their help. It's a true example of changing a child's life, one child at a time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give a Hug to all of the volunteers, donors and sponsors that help make this dream come true for our abused children in foster care.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our church supports Rachel Ewald's Foster Care Support Foundation as one of our missions. At their call, I volunteered to help and have been more richly rewarded than I could have ever imagined. We are making a HUGE difference in the lives of these children who have had their roots pulled up. They are amazing stories of applied love and caring through this organization. This particular organization is not only non-profit, but nearly 100% volunteer. I love this charity and feel honored to be a part of such a worthwhile endeavor. " WE CAN HELP THESE CHILDREN."

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the faces of thankful children and foster parents who received clothing, shoes, underwear, toys and school supplies.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It's run pretty well considering almost no positions are handled by the same person every day. More continuity might help.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered in the sorting room for all of the clothes for the children. The organizers for the day was very knowledgeable about what they wanted me and my group to do and where we could be most beneficial. I had a great time sorting and organizing the clothes for the foster children and their family.

I also got to see some of the foster family that benefit from the foundation.

This is a wonderful facility that is helping children all over the state of Georgia!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

as a volunteer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have not ideas for positive changes at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a single grandparent raising grandchildren, and Rachel Ewald, Executive Director Foster Care Support Foundation, has graciously extended her services to include grandparents raising grandchildren families.
The staff which consists of all volunteers are all very professional, compassionate, helpful and energetic.
The experience is very overwhelming because of the level of generosity, care, concern, and acknowledgment of our needs.
We are allowed to come 3 times per year, and it is akin to shopping in our own private department store, as everything is that well organized. Clothing and shoes are all gently used or new ( all underwear and socks) and stylish enough that my teens, and college student, always find clothing they like.
Besides clothing, the children also receive bed linen, stuffed animals, back packs, and electronics.
I am also able to choose two gifts!
The financial blessings goes without saying, but the emotional and spiritual blessings are equally important.
Terryln Fulton

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to come three times per year, for clothing and other resources for my grandchildren who I am raising as a disabled single parent.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not do anything differently.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Referral from Project Healthy Grandparents

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Attitude of gratitude.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

this group helps so many children and it was super fun to work there. We were busy shopping for the children and sorting the clothing and making sure that the children coming here would have the very best choices. Everyone was cheerful and friendly. These kids go through so much and none of them asked to be put in this situation. What a blessing!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My children love coming - we keep coming back and their friends want to come back. There is so much that we can do to help and it feels good to know that we are making a real difference in the life of a child.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

tell more people!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I went to the Foster Care Support Foundation with little to no expectations as I was unsure about what they actually did. I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed with the level of service that they provide to Foster Care families. Each and every staff member that I encountered showed genuine care for the families that they were helping, and a true passion for the work that they were doing. As we walked around on a tour and they told us about the special activities and services that they provided, the looks on their faces was genuine, and again, their passion for providing these services nearly brought me to tears. I definitely would love to continue volunteering there and helping them bring joy to so many children and families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the parents as they were collecting items and how thankful they were.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Awesome!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was truly impressed by the organization's professionalism, the look of the facility and the awareness of the staff. The facility is organized well and proves to be a valuable asset to the foster care children in the state. Several families were making selections from the many choices available. The manner inwhich the volunteers are oriented to the faciity and given clear direction regarding the tasks to be completed is commendable. I t was a joy to volunteer and I look forward to returning.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Two families were at the facility and I saw the smiles on their faces as they exited with bags in hand.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make no changes...I would encourage others to experience and support this organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

No changes

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Able to work with friends

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Awesome

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

March 19th All Kids Count Gala is a great way to sponsor Georgia foster children . Download the reply card for tickets or sponsorships on the website at www.foster cares.org. This organization started in 1996 out of a garage to help support quality stable homes that wanted to help our children in crisis. With the help of the faith based and civic organizations, combined with businesses and the regular public, FCSF provides over $15 million worth of goods each year for under $400,000. WIth a handful of paid staff and over 30 volunteer regular staff, it manages 50 to 200 weekly volunteers to provide this service to the foster children for free. FCSF donates free clothing, toys and safe quality infant care equipment to over 3000 children throughout Georgia each year with no governmental funding. It's a we thing, not a me thing. We, together, with DFCS are a partnership that is improving the quality of care that the caseworkers can give to our children in crisis. We can and do make a difference. With this support, the caseworkers, foster families, and the children can only win! Providing training 8 times per year to enhance the education of caring for abused and neglected children with trained professionals in their fields can only help further the success of foster families caring for their foster child. The North Georgia Coalition is a partnership with DFCS, Fulton County to start, to recruit quality homes throughout our communities and faith based organizations and work directly with the DFCS caseworkers, the children and their families to improve reunification success rates and adoption success. Prom-A-Palooza, seen on World News tonight with Diane Sawyer in March of 2010 helps foster teens get to attend their own high school proms with dignity and hope but providing dresses, accessories, shoes and make up with application consultation for that special dream night at prom.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching it grow from infancy to now serving over 3000 foster children annually with an entire community coming together to help children in crisis.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help reach more of the children by finding the funds to purchase the building and a van with an employee that could help deliver large toys, infant equipment to those children living too far to come to the distribution center and who now get their clothing and a couple of toys only mailed to them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This innovative foundation is doing great work for some of the most critically at-risk children and teens in GA's communities.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with individuals that are so focused and dedicated to creating change.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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