Announcing our Fifth Sunday Mission for January 30, 2022
Downriver Foster Closet
We are conducting a collection drive for Downriver Foster Closet and collecting items for some of their greatest current needs: new underwear for children sizes 2T through 12/16, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, diapers (all sizes), diaper wipes, and pull-ups (all sizes). You may purchase the items locally and drop them off at the church on Sunday or during regular church office hours or shop using our Amazon Shopping List - be sure to use the shipping address "Downriver Foster Closet."

We are collecting now through the next fifth Sunday (January 30). As with all our Fifth Sunday Mission projects, our goals are to bring about awareness of the need/ministry, help fulfill a need, and pray that support will continue long after the fifth Sunday has passed. Follow the Downriver Foster Closet on Facebook.

The Deacon in charge of this popup mission is Linda Clark, Chair of the Community Outreach Committee of the Allen Park Presbyterian Church Board of Deacons.
Downriver Foster Closet is a local 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to help foster kids rebuild their self-esteem and adapt to their new homes. We offer free items to kids new or used like clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, suitcases. We started this non-profit to help relieve some pressure on the foster parents and have grown to help birth parents as well. It is our goal to come together as a community and help assist and support the foster care system and these kids in any way we can. We opened in January of 2020 and have made a huge difference! Not only have we helped over 200 kids in foster care, but we have also helped over 30 birth families, and the community of downriver as well. We have opened our doors to working with other nonprofits to make a difference and to foster care parents for all the tri-counties! Some of the programs we have done are Bike Drive, Book Bag Drive, Christmas, Birthday Club, and Easter. We are hoping to add a few more programs like new kicks, Winter Coats, homecoming/prom dress, we would like to do a drive for teens, and a baby drive. We also want to help educate bi-racial foster families on how to care properly for their kids' hair, we also would like to do a Foster Care College Scholarship.
A Mission of Community Outreach Committee, Board of Deacons