Coast nonprofit seeks donations to help foster children

Coast nonprofit seeks donations to help foster children

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A nonprofit organization needs your help to enrich the lives of foster children in Mississippi. The Rock Foundation helps support foster children in Harrison County by organizing parties and field trips. The group also helps to take care of some of the children's basic needs.

Rock Foundation gives foster parents vouchers to buy clothing for the children. The Rock Foundation also provides beds, school supplies, diapers and more, but members say they need donations of items and money from the public's support to keep up with the demand.

"Because a lot of times when our foster parents come and get a child into their home, children might literally come with nothing," said Felice Gillum. "So it's the foster parents' or that family member's call to action at that time to meet those needs, so we have to be there to meet whatever that need is for the family."

The organization says it's in need of:
twin size beds
baby beds
toddler beds
diapers in all sizes
clothing and shoes that are new or like new
sheets and bed spreads that are new or like new
baby supplies (including strollers and car seats)
duffel bags
book bags
baby bags

The Rock Foundation is volunteer-based. No workers are paid, so any money donated to the organization goes to help the children.

You can make a donation at www.rockfoundationforkids.org.

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