Host An Upcoming Drive For Foster Kids!

Foster Kids Clothing Drive

June 8 - July 19

Children are often placed in foster care very suddenly and must leave home with just the clothes on their backs.

For foster families, this means quickly replenishing all of the essential clothing items that were left behind, which can be challenging to accomplish on a limited budget.

You can help local foster kids dress for success with properly fitting and seasonally appropriate clothing by hosting your own Sleep Country Foster Kids Clothing Drive. Read on for more details and information about how to get started!

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How it Works

1. Spread the Word About Your Donation Drive

Get the word out about your drive by talking to friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.

Send emails and use your social network to encourage even more people to donate new pajamas for foster kids of all ages. Below is a sample email and a sample Facebook post for you to use.

Hang posters in high-traffic areas or distribute to potential donors at gatherings.

Talk up your collection drive at staff meetings, kids’ soccer games, community events or religious gatherings. Send an announcement in your work newsletter or slip the information into a meeting agenda.


2. Collect Your Donations

Create a central place to collect donations, whether it’s your home, a community center or the lobby at work. Clearly mark containers for donation drop-offs.

If a cash donation is preferred, consider starting a personal campaign on our website and asking friends, family and co-workers to donate online through your fundraising page.


3. Drop Off Your Donations to the Nearest Sleep Country USA

Donations are accepted at all of our Sleep Country locations. Use our store locator to find the most convenient drop-off location for you.


4. Share Your Success

Provide us with your name, contact information and a short story about your efforts, and we’ll share your generous story on Facebook and on our website. You deserve the recognition, and it shows other community members that they can make a difference, too!
Email fosterkids@sleepcountry.com


Resources

Need more supplies, information or support?  Contact us at fosterkids@sleepcountry.com or 253-236-0921.


Sample Email

To: Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, PTA

Subject: Help local foster children dress for success!

Hi there,

Did you know that foster children are often removed from their homes and placed in foster care with only the clothes on their backs? For foster families, this means quickly replenishing all of the essential clothing items that were left behind. I can’t imagine how difficult it is for foster families on a tight budget to outfit quickly growing kids and teens with properly fitting clothing.

That’s why I’m supporting the Sleep Country Clothing Drive for Foster Kids this year. With the help of nonprofit foster organization partners, the Sleep Country Foster Kids program takes in donations and disperses them to those children most in need. My goal is to collect (number) new clothing items for children of various ages and sizes, and I need your help!

Donations of new shirts, pants, sweatshirts, skirts and dresses in all sizes, from toddler to adult, can be dropped off at (insert location), and I will take them to Sleep Country. I have fun shopping and always find great deals that allow me to buy one or two more items, but if shopping isn’t your cup of tea, you can always donate online and the shopping will be done on your behalf.

I hope you’ll join me in my effort to help local foster kids dress for success! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

(insert name)


Sample Facebook Post

Help local foster children dress for success! Via the Sleep Country Clothing Drive for Foster Kids, I would like to collect (insert goal #) items of clothing. I’m collecting donations at (insert drop-off location) through (insert date).


Sample Poster

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