Create a "Starter Kit"

A child can enter foster care at any time of the day or night. Imagine how alone and scared they feel! They typically have nothing with them except the clothes on their back. We create “Starter Kits” to ease their transition, comfort them, and provide basic necessities in the critical first hours as they enter a foster or group home.

Starter Kits can be created for a girl or a boy, and items should be purchased brand new. Items for individual kits (ages 0-12) should fit neatly inside a Sterilite 18 quart plastic bin (18 1/8 “ L x 12 1/4” W x 7”H). All items for individual kits (ages 12-17) should fit in the Sterilite 18 quart OR a Sterilite 30 quart plastic bin (18 1/8”L x 12 ”W x 11 ” H).

Thank you for loving and caring for the most vulnerable children in our community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

0–6 Months

  • Sleeper/Pajamas

  • Socks

  • Baby Blanket/swaddling blanket

  • Baby wipes

  • Stuffed toy

  • Baby wash & lotion

  • Desitin

  • Bottle

  • 7 Diapers or a small pack (size 1 or 2)

  • Onesie/Outfit

  • Pacifier

6–9 Months

  • Sleeper/Pajamas

  • Onesie/Outfit

  • Socks

  • Baby Blanket

  • Baby wipes

  • Stuffed toy/teether

  • Baby wash & lotion

  • Desitin

  • Bottle

  • 7 Diapers or a small pack (size 2, 3 or 4)

  • Pacifier

9–24 Months

  • Sleeper/pajamas

  • Onesie/Outfit

  • Socks

  • Baby blanket

  • Baby wipes

  • Small toy

  • Baby wash & lotion

  • Desitin

  • Bottle

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • 7 Diapers or a small pack (size 5 or 6)

  • Small, age-appropriate snack

  • Pacifier

24 Mo.–3T (Toddler)

  • Pajamas

  • T-shirt and pants or shorts

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Blanket

  • Baby wipes

  • Stuffed toy

  • Baby wash

  • Sippy Cup

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • 7 Diapers (Size 6 or PullUps)

  • Small, age-appropriate snack (nothing that melts)

 

 

4T–5T

  • Pajamas

  • T-shirt and pants/shorts

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Blanket

  • Stuffed toy

  • Baby wash

  • Sippy Cup

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Baby lotion

  • Small snack (nothing that melts)

5–7 YEAR OLD

  • T-shirt

  • Shorts or pants

  • Pajamas

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Hair brush or comb

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Shampoo and body wash

  • Stuffed animal

  • Coloring book and crayons

  • Spiral notebook/college ruled

  • Small snack (nothing that melts)

8–12 YEAR OLD

  • Pajamas

  • Shorts or pants

  • T-shirt

  • Deodorant

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Shampoo and body wash

  • Brush or comb

  • Notebook and pens

  • Stuffed animal

  • Small snack (nothing that melts)

12–17 YEAR OLD

  • Pajamas

  • Shorts or pants

  • T-shirt

  • Deodorant

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Shampoo and body wash

  • Brush or comb

  • Notebook and pens

  • Two small snacks (nothing that melts)