Each year we make dreams come true for all of our foster children. Our volunteers put together a Christmas party full of food and fun. Everyone even gets some one on one time with the big man himself—Santa. In addition to the merriment, this event serves as a reunion. Children are able to visit with former foster families and other foster children they have met and lived with during their time in care.
Fundraising is a never-ending program that is critical to our success. Our volunteers organize yard sales and cookouts in addition to good, old fashioned soliciting donations.
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers who contact local businesses, we’re able to provide dinner and childcare during our training meetings. We also give away dinners and other prizes monthly so that these people who selflessly give so much to our children, know how much they are valued and appreciated.
You can help by donating products and services or by making a financial contribution. You can also help by contacting people you know who own local businesses to ask if they can donate gift certificates to help support TCFPA.
Each year TCFPA gives out backpacks full of school supplies to help all of our foster kiddos go back to school with everything they need to fit in and be ready to learn. Sometimes the only difference between an A+ student and a failing student is having basic supplies to do homework and participate in class. We take donations all year long for school supplies. Keep an eye out for the details of this year’s Back to School Bash.
Find Clothes, Toys, and Gear for Your Foster Kids At The TCFPA Foster C.A.R.E. Center
The TCFPA Foster C.A.R.E. Center is a free clothing exchange where current foster and relative caregivers can find clothes for children who come into care with little to no clothing of their own. Good clothing is important to a child’s self-esteem, and we try to offer quality, stylish clothing. We have everything from baby clothes to winter coats and spring prom dresses. Since we’re always getting new additions, a trip to the Foster C.A.R.E. Center takes on the atmosphere of a treasure hunt whenever you visit. Everyone who comes has a good time searching for the right items, and everyone leaves happy. You only need to be a certified Foster parent in Troup County to participate in the Clothing Exchange.
In addition to clothing, the Foster C.A.R.E. Center has furniture for kid’s rooms as well as toys and baby equipment. We have walkers, highchairs, baby bathtubs, mattresses, and bunk beds. Borrowing is simple. Just sign the item out then return it when you no longer need it. (Availability is dependent upon current donations and furniture is for Troup County Foster Parent Association members only)
We rely on local businesses and individuals who donate clothing, furniture and time. You donations go directly to our local children and are 100% tax deductible. If you would like more information on donating to the TCFPA Foster C.A.R.E. Center, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian Church
120 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240
6:30pm the third Tuesday of the Month (except November and December).
Dinner and childcare provided.
Please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com with the number of adults and children
who will be attending so that we may make appropriate accommodations.
TCFPA is here to provide you with the resources and support you need to make every day a successful day as a foster parent. We have open discussions about the challenges of being a foster parent as we share ideas and help each other strategize about how to be the best foster parent possible. We also bring in professionals who provide valuable information about a variety of topics. Some examples include:
This is also a great opportunity to get in touch with an entire community of people who understand what it takes to mentor and help children in the foster care system.
Please contact the birthday club team to enroll your foster and or adoptive children in the TCFPA Birthday club. Through generous donations, we’re able to mail a birthday card along with a gift card for a birthday treat at a local establishment to every foster child in Troup County. It is our hope that someday we will be able to purchase each child a gift as well.
We have wonderful community support that allows us to collect and distribute gifts to every foster child in Troup County. Our community partners include local businesses and individuals who understand the importance of making each child feel special.
Our team of elves contacts every child to find out what they want Santa to bring them for Christmas and does everything possible to make that wish come true. This labor intensive program is our most expensive, challenging, and demanding endeavor of the year. Our elves make contact, shop, wrap, and distribute gifts with the same thought and attention to detail that they put into gift buying for their own loved ones.
Last year we provided over 300 gifts to help ensure that every foster child had a great Christmas. Can you help?