The Storefront is an amazing space where those impacted by
foster care in Rhode Island may gather for activities and shop
for donated clothes, toys and other household needs.

Who can utilize the storefront?

  • Foster parents who need clothing and other items for new or emergency placements

  • Foster Forward youth participants who have recently “aged out” of foster care and are setting up their first apartment

  • Foster Forward youth participants who are pregnant or parenting

What items can I donate / Will you accept?

  • New or very gently used clothing, sizes NB to Adult (washed and sorted by size)

  • Underwear, undershirts and socks, in unopened packages

  • Games and Puzzles that have not been opened

  • Toys that are new or gently used, without missing or broken pieces

  • Infant or baby items complete with all parts and free of visible stains

  • Children’s books or books on parenting, in good condition

  • Essential household items, new or in excellent condition: Cooking utensils, dish sets, pots & pans, pot holders, dishtowels

  • Small appliances in good working condition:  Microwaves, toaster ovens, utility carts

  • Furnishings that are functional and free of stains and rips: Table & chairs, bed frames, night stands, cribs, toddler beds and bureaus with working drawers and no missing hardware

  • Disposable Diapers and unopened baby wipes

  • New, unopened personal hygiene items, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap

  • New/Gently used sheets, blankets, comforters, bed sets

  • New pillows

Is there anything you DO NOT accept?

  • Ripped/torn items

  • Stained or dirty items

  • Used car seats

  • Video consoles and games

  • Books with coloring or ripped/torn pages

  • DVDs

  • Televisions

  • Computers

  • Diaper Genies

  • Breast pumps

  • Items full of pet fur/hair or that smell like smoke

Special/Seasonal Donations

  • Throughout the year, Foster Forward sponsors specific collections.  In the past these have included Halloween costumes (October) and Winter Coats (November).

Did you Donate? Get a Receipt here!

Map to the Community Storefront

Looking to Volunteer?

Thank you for offering your time to Foster Forward!
Groups: Please call Lisa at 401-438-3900 ext 104
Individuals: Please call Kate Bronner at 401-438-3900 ext 108