Three ways to join the campaign to end the foster crisis in our community:
1. Get Involved
We are following Jesus’ example by looking at our “crowd” of God’s children in foster care and having compassion on them. We are praying that the Lord will send more workers into His field.
There are several ways to get involved with Fostering Faithfully:
The Foster Care Resource Center
Volunteers clean out, sort and organize the foster resource center regularly. We have volunteers who shop for families, take emergency placements and need help. Any donation is tax deductible and we can provide you a receipt. Check out our WISH LIST! Donations can be brought to Upstate Children's Center 905 E Main St, Walhalla, SC 29691
Provide a Meal
Provide a meal before FPA trainings so that families can come directly from work and enjoy a meal together before training begins. Join our team to prepare meals for foster families who take new placements or have stressful weeks of illness or appointments/
Host a Drive
Partner with your school or church to collect items such as shoes, bags, diapers, etc.
Childcare: Volunteers serve by providing a fun and safe environment for children for various events and training.
Respite Care Services
Volunteers can provide opportunities for foster parents to have a break for a night, an hour, or a weekend. A full background check is required.
Date Night Host for Foster Parents
Volunteers, groups, or churches are invited to host a date night or special event for our families. Fostering couples desperately need opportunities to be recharged and reconnect.
Social Worker Support
Social workers have a tough job! They work long hours in extremely stressful circumstances. We hope to periodically treat them to breakfast or lunch at the Department of Social Services or surprise them with small gifts of encouragement as they serve foster children and are an integral part of each child’s care team.
Sponsor Foster Child Birthday Parties
Every child deserves a special birthday celebration. Your donation helps us help foster parents host a memorable celebration of every child’s life!
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
— Matthew 9:35-38
Your financial support helps...
- Purchase duffel bags so foster children have a dignified, personalized bag for all their new things. ($15).
- Purchase items for our care bags for Foster Children ($25 per bag).
- Buy a crib or bed/mattress for a newly licensed foster family or emergency placements ($100).
- Fund dinner for foster families before training events. We feed 50-80 parents/kids before FPA training events.
- Meals for foster families that take new placements ($25 per meal).
Become a birthday buddy. ($75).
Buy a car seat. ($50).
Buy a crib. ($100).
Buy a mattress, twin bed, or bunk beds ($100).
First Meal: Buy a gift card for a social worker who is transporting a child for the first time or across the state. ($10 each).
Help a family pass inspection with new fire alarms. ($100).
Help a family renovate to pass inspection codes. ($300).
Reduce stress by treating a child and family to professional lice treatment (includes multiple sessions of follow up care). ($150).
Buy socks, underwear, shoes, or pajamas for a new placement. ($100).
Help us provide new school shoes for a child in care. ($50).
Buy dinner for a foster family. ($25).
- Donate your birthday! Ask your guests to instead provide gifts/funds for a special birthday party for a child in foster care.
[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.
- Philippians 2:13 AMPC
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
1 Timothy 2:1 NLT
We can't handle an issue this large by ourselves or in our own strength. We need God's supernatural power. The Bible instructs us to pray in faith and trust Him to move.
If you're not sure exactly what to pray for, you can download our foster care prayer guide HERE. Let's be prayer warriors together!
Join the campaign by filling out the form below.
"I commit to either get involved, donate, and/or pray for the foster crisis we currently have in our state."