Welcome Bags for Foster Chidren

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We are excited to announce that we are launching our Welcome Bags Project to present each child newly placed in foster care in Manatee County with a Welcome Bag containing pajamas, socks, underwear (or diapers for our little ones), a book, personal care items and more!  

Upon receiving a new Placement, please fill our the Welcome Bag Request below (one form per child) and a Member of our Board or one of our Volunteers will be in touch with you soon.

Welcome Bag Request Form

Thanks for submitting! A Member of our Board will be in touch with you soon!

Want to help?

We are able to launch this project due the generosity of many people in the Manatee County community who have supported our efforts financially and through in-kind contributions.  In order to keep this project going, we need your help! 

Collection Drives

Would you be interested in hosting a Collection Drive at your school, church or community organization?  We have a number of different Collection Drives that we can coordinate to suit your interest- Diaper Drives, "Undies for Everyone" Drives, Pajama Drives and more!  We will design the promotional material for you and bring you the collection boxes, just email us at info@manateecountyfapa.com and we will work with you! 

Giving Your Time

The Manatee County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association is an all volunteer organization.  While our Board President is overseeing this project, we could surely use some help getting the Welcome Bags delivered to Manatee County Foster & Group Homes.  Email us to info@manateecountyfapa.com if you'd be interested in volunteering in this capacity.