Equipping The Called
foster& crisis closet
We strive to encourage and support children in crisis and foster families. Our foster closet is equipped with items to improve lives, rebuild dignity, and enrich families for healing and hope for the future.
Please read through before contacting us with your questions. Thank you!
What is your non-profit status?
We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Who does the Foster Closet serve?
We currently serve foster children in southern IL, kinship placements, safe family program participants, "at risk" families when identified by DCFS, law enforcement, school administration, doctor or clergy.
Proof is required to shop (foster parent contract, subsidy reimbursement, custody papers, or referral for those at risk) All items are free.
Where are you located?
2816 North Center Maryville, Illinois 62062
What are store hours?
We do not have set hours due to a small volunteer staff. Please use the appointment page to make a shopping or donation drop off appointment.
How can I shop?
Please use the appointment page to make an appointment
What can I shop for?
Shoppers are eligible to receive outfits for their child(ren) (limited to stock on hand), plus additional items like backpacks, formula, shoes, socks, underwear, etc. Additional information will be given to you when you shop.
What do you mean by "gently used?"
Please, only donate items that are new, unused, or “gently used,” which means items that are in good condition, clean, and presentable. PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY ACCEPT USED DONATIONS SEVERAL TIMES PER YEAR. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR CURRENT NEEDS & WHAT WE ARE ACCEPTING.