Here are some ways our organization can support your family:
Like us on Facebook and follow our latest activities! Here you’ll find our donation campaigns and fundraising efforts and other quality content relevant to foster care that you can share with your friends and family on your own timeline. Sharing our posts helps us grow our audience and is greatly appreciated.
Join our Facebook Group (If Only You Knew Inc. Fost/Adopt Parents) and connect with other caregiving families, and be sure to sign up for our latest donation giveaways there. Be sure to answer the group questions and be licensed already in order to join in!
NOTE: Our Facebook group is for licensed foster families and families who have adopted through foster care. Giveaways are for foster families located in the Bay Area and surrounding counties.
We host a once monthly online conversation among foster/adoptive caregivers. Our casual meeting format includes: introductions, a monthly topic or presentation, tips to support your foster child’s biological family in reunification, and concludes with an open forum. Bring your questions, need for resources, and successes and come join us! Join our FB Group linked above to gain access to our ZOOM log in information, which changes monthly.
We provide care packages for youth in foster care when they join your caregiving family. These may include diapers, wipes, underwear, clothing, formula, and other essentials. All ages are encouraged to request. Packages vary based on inventory.
We also provide care packages for youth in foster care when they reunify with their biological family. These packages may include diapers, wipes, underwear, clothing, formula, and other essentials. All ages are encouraged to request. Packages vary based on inventory.
These are additional resources for caregiving families:
AdvoKids is an organization that offers an online contact form and phone number for foster families to request advice and guidance on matters concerning the children in your care. Their website offers a ton of information on navigating the judicial side of foster care.
The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1972 to address the concerns of several independent groups of foster parents and child welfare professionals to provide foster families with opportunities for advocacy, networking, and education. Here you’ll find training opportunities, scholarship information, and advocacy information at the local, state and national level.
iFoster is a large organization that helps kids in care reach their full potential by providing life changing resources. They offer a detailed directory of discounts and promotions available to children and their families.
The Alameda County Foster Parent Association is dedicated to empowering, supporting, educating and advocating for Licensed Foster Parents, Relative and Non-relative caregivers and adoptive families throughout Alameda County. This organization offers training for caregivers, children’s clothing to its members for new placements and diapers on a monthly basis.
4moms Cares has donated over 1.4 million in products and you could be next! Individual families and non profits can submit a request online to receive one of several products they manufacture. They offer a prompt turn around time on approval/denial.
WIC is a nutritional program available to children in care under the age of 5. This program is especially helpful for families fostering infants, as it provides a significant quantity of formula for babies.
Once Upon A Child has been recycling since way before it was cool. Each year we help thousands of kids apparel items, shoes, toys and equipment find new homes. has been recycling since way before it was cool. This chain consignment store offers a 10% discount for foster families.
Ashley Furniture Store partners with Hope to Dream and gives out 50,000 beds to children who could benefit from proper sleep conditions. Their program includes a free bed, bedframe, bedding, and pillow ($399 value). You can nominate a child in your home on their website.
ABC Mouse offers a full online curriculum for children age 2-8. They have a great reputation of supporting foster families with free/discounted membership, but you must contact their customer service to inquire.
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
Case for Kids is a ministry providing dignity to foster children. They provide necessities for children in care in San Joaquin County, California. Families in that area are strongly encouraged to contact this organization.
The Child Care Links Diaper Pantry provides low-income families as well as foster families with a one month supply of disposable diapers, a children’s book and recommended activities to support talking, reading and singing during diaper time.
Project Foster Care is a movement of foster care warriors committed to finding families for all the foster children freed for adoption, securing mental health services for people suffering the effects of a shattered system, and educating the American public about the state of foster care in the United States, provoking nationwide advocacy.
The California State Foster Parent Association, Inc. (CSFPA) provides support, advocacy, resources and education to all California Resource Families/Foster Parents. Their purpose is to bring together all Foster Parent/Resource Family associations throughout California to work together to promote the general welfare of children that need protective care.
PG&E offers discounts to caregiving families a monthly discount of 20% or more on gas and electricity through their CARE program. Participants qualify through income guidelines or if enrolled in certain public assistance programs.
Amazon has a reduced Prime rate for individuals with an active EBT or MediCal card. This discount also applies to families with adoptive or foster children who have a MediCal card. You will need to upload a copy of the card and there is a 48-month limit on the discount.
Museums For All is a cooperative initiative between the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer a signature access program that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.