There are a variety of ways to get involved. Here’s how you can help:
Volunteer to pick up/drop off clothes
Host a clothing collection drive
Sort clothing into bundles
Volunteer to be a drop zone for clothes
Sponsor a clothing bundle
Provide financial donations that can be used to buy new socks and underwear
Wash, dry, and fold gently donated clothing
The Pass Along Project would not be possible without the assistance and support from the community. “The phrase ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ has never been truer than when speaking about New Hampshire’s abused and neglected children,” Lynette said. “How can you help if you aren’t in a position to become a foster parent? The Pass Along Project is the answer. Whether it’s donating clothing, shopping clearance sales, helping to sort clothes or joining our project development team – there is an opportunity for everyone to lend a hand, whether you’re just one person or an entire company, like Blue Water Mortgage.”
Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?
Becoming a foster parent is a special experience that gives you an opportunity to make a difference.
Most children enter foster care as a result of abuse and neglect, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. In many cases, the children do return to their families.
There are many benefits to becoming a foster parent:
You provide a life-changing environment that is safe, secure and loving.
You make a difference not only with a child and family – but also within the community.
Serving as a foster parent often makes it easier and quicker to adopt if that’s a direction you’d like to explore.
A foster care license is also required, and foster parents need to complete the Foster & Adoptive Care Essentials (FACES) training. These informative, convenient educational sessions take place throughout the state, so you can find dates and locations that works for you!
Being a foster parent is a challenging experience, but it’s a worthwhile and rewarding one that can make a positive, lasting impact on the life of a child – and on your own.