Foster Hope Delco opens 'Foster-Share Closet' in Media

There is a new place for children in the foster care system in Delaware County to get clothes, toys, furniture, and more.

Fostering Hope Delco opened its Foster-Share Closet in October.The closet will be located at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 128 Chester Pike in Norwood.

The closet has been donated and sponsored by California Closets. Fostering Hope Delco is a resource for families that are part of the foster care system and caseworkers that work within the system.

"We hope Fostering Hope Delco can be the bridge that connects foster families to a network of community care," the group said.

The closet is a place where general foster-care, kinship, pre/post-adoptive and first families on safety plans will have the ability to ‘shop’ in the foster-share closet free of charge for items they need.

This is a helpful resource because it includes essential gear, clothing, diapers, wipes, toys, furniture, and additional child-care items.

All the items in the closet are donated or purchased with donated funds.