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How Can YOU Support Foster Children and Families?

BIPOC Youth in Foster Care Need Your Sup

There are so many ways!


Come out to the Pilgrim Labyrinth & Butterfly Garden for our first annual foster parent appreciation event on Saturday, May 1, to celebrate Foster Parent Appreciation Month and the "A-Mazing" foster parents in our community.


Attend any of our events, all year long, to enjoy our usual programming AND learn more about foster care needs in our community.

Give directly to Cornerstones of Care to help them as they support foster families.

Give much-needed items for foster care families (list below). Please message, email, call, or text us to arrange to drop off any of these item to us, or just bring them to one of our events! (816) 753-6719.

Social distancing of at least six feet or mask required at all Pilgrim Center events.

Needed Items (Please donate NEW items only)

  • 5-pound fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms and batteries

  • Car seats, cribs and mattresses, strollers, home safety items (outlet covers, cabinet locks, etc.), and diapers

  • Gas cards from QT or Casey's to help cover the cost of transporting children for medical appointments, therapy appointments, parent visits, and court visits

  • Passes to events/activities (zoo, waterparks, pool, mini golf, aquarium, LegoLand, movie theater, bowling, Negro Leagues Museum, Jazz Museum)

  • Restaurant gift cards to give them a “break” from cooking dinner

  • Swim suits, swim caps, goggles, swim diapers, sunscreen, and flip flops.

  • BBQ food boxes – hot dogs or burgers, buns, chips, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, cookies.

  • Family activities – board games, card games, crafts, books that include diverse characters

  • Teen targeted: MP3 players, video games, ear buds, gift cards, perfume/cologne, sports equipment, team apparel, etc.

  • Hair care products, salon services to get their hair done, etc. 

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