What is your greatest need?
Thank you for asking! The families served through Foster Village Memphis are completely funded by your donations. We do not receive any state funding, and the number of families served is utterly dependent on what donations allow. For example, a large percentage of requests, like car seats, beds and mattresses, must be purchased new for safety reasons. When you give, however big or small, these urgent needs can be met.
Please visit the giving page to make an online donation or to become a Monthly Partner.
Our business is interested in being a support to our local foster care community. What are some ways to do this?
We are so grateful for businesses like yours! There are several partnership opportunities to show your support for our community’s most vulnerable. Please fill out our contact form and our Executive Director, Joshua, will be in touch.
I have items I’d like to donate. What do you accept?
Thank you for thinking of Foster Village Memphis for your donations! To schedule a drop-off time for your gently used items, please fill out the donation form & we will get back to you ASAP. We also have an Amazon Wish List that we keep updated with any specific needs we have!
There is also a community Facebook group called Foster Village Swap where community members can post items to donate directly to a foster family who wants them.
How do I make an in-kind donation?
To make an in-kind donation, please visit our In-Kind Donations page and fill out the form to request a drop off. A member of our team will review the items you would like to donate and be in touch to schedule a drop off time and location. Please note that we cannot accept unsolicited donations or drop offs.
We’d like to host a donation drive for new items. What are your most needed items?
Thank you so much for thinking of us! Due to our space limitations, we would like to discuss current needs and what outcome you are hoping for from your donation drive. Please complete our contact form and someone will be in touch to chat about next steps!
I’m a foster parent in need of support. How can I get plugged in?
Where are you located?
We currently have a storage unit, but we will be moving into Threads of Hope at 1106 Colonial Rd. on September 23rd!
How do I volunteer?
We love our volunteers! They are what keep us running and help us connect foster families with the resources they need most. Please check out our current list of volunteer opportunities and fill out our Volunteer Interest Form here, and our Volunteer Coordinator, Meg Thompson, will be in contact with you!
Do you have any after-hours volunteer options?
Our Welcome Pack Delivery volunteers and Meal Train volunteers operate on-call all day (and into the night) long! Depending on when Welcome Pack requests are placed, we aim to have them in the family's hands within 24 hours.
We need a Foster Village in our city/town. How can we start one?
We are glad you asked! We have an affiliate program that allows those passionate about supporting foster families to replicate our model and materials in their city. To check out our current locations and application process here.
I’m interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent. Where should I start?
A willingness to learn more is the best place to start! We recommend researching your local child placement agencies and attending orientations to get a feel for which agency is the best fit. Recommendations from current foster parents can also be very helpful. Many of our volunteers start with us as a way to get a better feel for what it’s like to be a foster family and later go on to get licensed, so volunteering is a great first step as well.
Can someone from Foster Village come and speak at our school, church, small group, community group, etc.)?
Yes, we’d love to! Please complete our contact form and tell us a little about your event.