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Fostering Independence

While turning 18 is an exciting time for many youth, for those in the foster care system it is a time of high anxiety, stress, and uncertainty.

Fostering Independence aims to provide resources, mentoring and support to at-risk, emancipated youth transitioning from foster care and those lacking parental support.  By providing them with basic household goods like new dishes, clean towels & sheets, and along with professional mentors to provide guidance and advice, FI hopes to lift these youth up with the confidence and opportunity they need to succeed.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about 20,000 adolescents age out foster care each year because they reach 18 years of age.  These high-risk and vulnerable youth make up a large portion of our society and they depend on us for the support they need to succeed. When we lift up each other, everyone wins.  

When you donate* to fostering independence, we’ll give you TWO FREE TICKETS to the upcoming august bridal show in akron.

Simply bring your donation* to our headquarters at 1930 N. Cleveland Massillon Road in Akron or shop the Fostering Independence Amazon Wishlist.

Send your order confirmation email to [email protected] to receive a promo code good for 2 Free Tickets to the August Bridal Show.

deadline to donate* is May 21st.

*Cash or gift donations must be equal to or more than $15.

wish list

Kitchen

  • SERVICES FOR 4: PLATES, BOWLS, FLATWARE, GLASSWARE & MUGS
  •  POTS & PANS
  •  COOKING UTENSILS & CAN OPENER
  •  MIXING BOWLS
  • MEASURING CUPS & SPOONS
  • 13″ X 9″ CASSEROLE
  • COOKIE SHEETS
  • SERVING PLATTERS AND BOWLS
  • CUTTING BOARD
  • KNIVES
  • COLANDER
  • HOT MITTS & DISH TOWELS
  • FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS
  • KITCHEN TRASH CAN & BAGS

Bathroom and Bedroom

  • SHOWER CURTAIN, LINER & RINGS
  • TOWELS (preferably white)
  • BATH RUG
  • PLUNGER & TOILET SCRUBBER
  • SMALL TRASH CAN
  • 2 PILLOWS
  • QUEEN MATTRESS PAD
  •  QUEEN SHEET SET
  • QUEEN BLANKET
  • QUEEN COMFORTER SET

Dorm Room

  • XL-TWIN: SHEETS, MATTRESS PAD, BLANKET, COMFORTER SET
  • PILLOWS
  • TOWELS: BATH, HAND & FACE
  • LAUNDRY BAG, LAUNDRY SOAP & HANGERS
  • ALARM CLOCK
  • UNDER THE BED STORAGE BINS
  • DRY ERASE BOARD AND MARKER
  • BULLETIN BOARD & PUSH PINS
  • SHOWER CADDY
  • LIQUID BODY WASH
  • FIRST AID KIT
  • UMBRELLA
  • BACKPACK
  • POWER STRIP
  • FLASHLIGHT
  • FAN
  • DESK LAMP

Miscellaneous

  • BROOM & DUSTPAN
  • MOP & BUCKET
  • DISH SOAP, CLEANING TOWELS
  • LAUNDRY SOAP, BASKET & HANGERS
  • TOOTH BRUSH & PASTE
  • BAR SOAP
  • FIRST AID KIT
  • UMBRELLA

*Cash or gift donations must be equal to or more than $15.

 

Have any questions? Email [email protected]