Focal of Madison

YOU CAN NOW DONATE ONLINE!!!  

 

 

The number of children in Foster Care fluctuates almost daily!

For more information on how to become a foster parent in the state of Alabama visit this site.

Madison County DHR

Be a hero for someone.  Become a foster parent.

 

Often people feel that if they cannot actually take children into their home they cannot assist in the Foster Care effort.  However, nothing could be farther from the truth!!

Below is a list of ways that you, your company, or your church can help the foster children right here in your own county.

 

Monetary contributions-- We can ALWAYS use money.  There is never enough and it is put to such good use!  You can either contact us via phone or email to make arrangements.  If you need a tax receipt please contact us and we can get that out to you. 

  

A new and exciting way YOU CAN HELP!! THROW A BABY SHOWER!!!

Children come into foster weekly and sometimes daily with little to no possessions.  This financial burden is very great on the foster family, especially when those children are infants requiring diapers, formula, multiple changes of clothes daily and all of the other things that go along with being a baby.

Due to more state funding cuts stipends offered to incoming foster children in the past have been greatly reduced and often are nonexistent.

So here is how you can help.  We need groups to sponsor a Baby Shower!  Your church or business or just group of friends could sponsor a Baby shower providing items for birth to 18-24 months old babies!  We need things you would normally bring to a baby shower like

Diapers, all sizes

Baby wipes

Onesies all sizes

Gift cards to local stores such as Target and Wal-Mart

Clothes for the first couple years of life - not just newborn

Formula

Baby bottles

Sippy cups

Socks

Bibs

Sleepers

Blankets

This is very fun and easy way you can help these sweet babies!  Just let us know when you have your items ready and we will arrange for a pick up!  And if you take some pictures of your event and email them to us we would love to share them with others on our site!  I can't wait to hear from you!

 

SPONSOR A CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS-- Our greatest need is for YOU to sponsor teens, so feel free to team with friends to sponsor a child.  All gifts are tax deductible.  The gift limits for ages 0-1 is $30 is 1-5, $75 is 6-12 is $100 and 13-15 is $150.  You must purchase at least one item form their wish list.  Here is how you do that

1.Get a team together who want to give gifts directly to children in foster care or to purchase gift cards to purchase gifts for children.
2.Designate a coordinator in your group.
3.Contact Madison County Department of Human Resources
4.Purchase gifts from the child’s wish list.  You can share a wish list if you can’t afford the $150 for a teenager.
5.Arrange with Madison County DHR to have the gifts picked up or deliver the gifts to our warehouse.

TOY DRIVES-- one of our goals is to provide Christmas gifts for all children in foster care in our area.  However, that takes money that simply isn’t available.  Perhaps you could sponsor a toy drive to assist us in this effort.   If you want to assist in this effort please email us

FocalofMadison@gmail.com , Please make the subject line of your email “TOY DRIVE” to assist in the proper handling of your email

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 547

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


 

 

 P. O. Box 14325

Huntsville, AL 35815focalofmadison@gmail.com

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