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Boys Town Nebraska Collects Large Donation for Foster Family Services

Foster Care Donation

​On September 12, 2017, Matthew Priest, Director Boys Town Nebraska Foster Family Services, met with Kid to Kid store owner Jerry VanWagoner to accept a generous donation of 3,000 items.

The items that were collected consisted mostly of clothes from newborn to school age, which will be placed in the program's Foster Care Closet for families and children to use. "The Foster Care Closet is a space full of free items for Boys Town Foster Parents to utilize for the children in their care, "said Priest. "Not only does this help children who often come into care with minimal belongings, but foster parents appreciate the Foster Care Closet as one of the many supports unique to Boys Town Foster Family Services."

While this is the first time Boys Town Nebraska Foster Family Services has worked with Kid to Kid, the program is always receiving support and contributions from the community through other stores, individuals, and work projects. A wide range of items have been accepted in order to provide comfort for the children, ranging from blankets to photo albums.

"These items are given to children to call their own and can help with the transition to and from foster care, "Priest said.

Boys Town Nebraska Foster Family Services serves about 260 children per year and currently works with 90 foster homes. The program helps provide the necessary care that kids of all ages need in order to have a happy and healthy life. Every donation makes a difference and Kid to Kid made a tremendous impact for both children and foster families.