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Question: How can I help in foster care without being a foster parent?

Question: How can I help in foster care without being a foster parent?


There are lots of ways to get involved in foster care outside of fostering. We have recently shared how to mentor kids ( . This is a great option to have direct contact with kids without being a foster parent. Here are some other ideas of ways to get involved:


  1. Donate gently used clothing and other items to non-profits that support foster and kinship families. Here are a few choices:

Jose’s Closet –

Arizona Helping Hands –

Helen’s Hope Chest –


  1. Support activities like tutoring, gymnastics, karate, dance, prom, camp, etc. for kids in care through donations to Arizona Friends of Foster Children:


  1. Take pictures, style hair, or write bios to help kids looking for their forever families by volunteering with the Children’s Heart Gallery.


Foster Arizona is always looking for volunteers to help with awareness events, kids events, marketing, promotions, original productions, administrative help, and more.  Contact


These are just a few ways to get involved. If none of these opportunities are a fit, we would love to help you find something that is.  Thank you for your great question! If you have questions, send them to #youaskedfa or


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