​We have many volunteer options available such as one-time, or once-in-a while volunteer options for individuals and groups. We have special event volunteers who want to help at events such as our back to school event or our Christmas party. We have weekly volunteer spots available, if you are able to commit a few hours a week, we can get you on our weekly schedule! Please call  or text 248-419-4487 for more information on volunteer opportunities.

Items Needed: 

Want to make an in-kind donation?

Here is a list of items we accept: Be sure to check out our wishlist on Amazon, and select us as your Amazon smile charity!​

Please note we only collect items that are in-season - fall/winter items in the cold months (August - March) & spring/summer items in the warmer months (April-August).  All items must be freshly laundered. Nothing torn, broken, ripped, stained, with holes, smelly, or unwashed, will be accepted.

  • Any items a child may need or want - Toys should be NEW and packaged in a way that is easy for families to see. 

  • Large bags such as Ikea or laundry

  • clothing (preemie - teenage) New or very gently used 

  • Shoes  New or very gently used 

  • Coats

  • Snow pants/snow suits

  • Boots

  • Non-Drop down cribs (all parts should be labeled, we suggest using masking tape, ex. part 1/5 part 2/5 etc.)

  • Toddler beds/crib mattress

  • Strollers all types except jogging ones.  Please clean before donating

  • Unexpired car seats/booster seats- Please clean before donating

  • High chairs/booster seats Please clean before donating

  • All baby items Please clean before donating

  • Halloween costumes - (to be donated in Sept. & Oct.)

  • NEW packs of socks

  • NEW packs of underwear

  • Hygiene products

  • Suitcases/Duffel bags Please clean before donating

  • New or very gently used books

  • Bedding (twin and full sheets, comforters, new pillows, protective mattress pads, blankets)


One of our 'sister' closets in another county posted this after receiving a donation of some very soiled baby equipment. I thought the following guidelines would be great to share.

Here are some simple guidelines for donating to Foster Closets:

1. If you are getting rid of it because you don’t have all the pieces, we can’t use it either.

2. If you are getting rid of it because it’s dirty to the point of no return or don't have time to clean it, we can’t use it either.

3. If you are donating it because it’s broken or torn, we can’t use it either.

4. If you are donating it because you would never let your kid use it, most likely, neither will someone else & we can’t use it either.

5. If you are cleaning out your kids rooms, don’t mix trash & donation items in one bag. Use two separate bags & only donate the usable items, not the combined trash & clothes.

6. If you are donating it because the item is recalled or unsafe, we can’t use it either.

CLEAN, gently used, all pieces included, safe. Kids in foster care or whose parents are struggling deserve to have nice things just like any other kiddo & that is what we strive to achieve!