Get Involved


Current Ways To Get Involved


MY NEIGHBOR - Learn More

This initiative connects caring community members with the tangible needs of kids in foster care and their families. Families can request items like beds, baby equipment, diapers, clothing, and grocery gift cards.

Volunteers give items by signing up to receive weekly updates of current needs or give time by sorting donations.

Sign Up to Give Items or Time | View Current Needs List


DRIVERS

We are in search of volunteers who are willing to deliver items to resource families, including items for My NeighbOR, Celebration Baskets (for newly certified parents), and Flash Boxes. Drivers must have their own transportation and be willing to be background-checked and attend a 30-minute training. This ongoing opportunity is available 1-2 times per month.

Sign Up to Become a Driver


BRIGHTER SIDE GIVING STORE - Learn More

Brighter Side Giving Store is by appointment for school-aged children experiencing crisis to "shop" for clothing at no cost to them or their family.

Volunteers can sort clothing, help with inventory, or donate needed clothing items.

Sign Up to Give Items or Time


EVENTS

Our 2022 event calendar includes Resource Parent Appreciation Drive-Thru, ODHS Picnic, Trunk or Treat, Foster Parent Night Out, and the Every Child/ODHS Holiday Party.

Volunteers can join us in-person for events or help provide items to show appreciation for families or hospitality to ODHS workers.

Sign Up to Give Items or Time


Make a Box - Learn More


WELCOME BOXES 

Welcome Boxes provide children in foster care with special items while sitting in an ODHS office, on a long drive with a social worker, at a day at court, or even on their first day in a new foster home.

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LAUNCH BOXES 

Launch Boxes provide youth exiting foster care and going to college or living on their own with items to help them in the first few weeks of living in their own space.

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FLASH BOXES 

Flash Boxes provide resources families with items for respite for parents and family bonding.

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