Tuesday, August 9th Rotary Meeting Speaker:  Kaitlin Snyder, Foster Closet of Michigan Wexford Missaukee
The Foster Closet is an all-volunteer 501 c 3, tax-exempt, non-profit organization providing aid to children in foster care, guardianship, or kinship care. Ran 100% by nonpaid volunteers to provide these 100% donated items for free to these children.
Foster Parents, grandparents, guardians, and kinships can be unprepared for a newly placed child in terms of having the proper size or quantity of clothing and equipment required for a particular child. Often children arrive in their new foster home with only the clothes on their backs. This frequently places a financial hardship on the Foster Family to provide for the immediate clothing needs of the children.
Last weekend they had a back-to-school event for foster kids; they provided backpacks, shoes, socks, underwear, and school supplies.  
The Closet received a grant from the Men’s Giving Circle, which helped to buy personal items, socks, underwear, etc. for boys.  Personal items, socks, boxers, and briefs is always something always in need of. 
There is a donation box in the back of the church at 1125 E Division St.   To find the best information is from their Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/FosterClosetofMichiganWexfordMissaukee/