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Past Events

Look what you've missed, but don't worry... there will be more opportunities to support our team, foster families and kids in care. Check the events page for updates. 


You gotta learn to walk before you can run...

You know what else is helpful when learning to walk, shoes that fit. May is Foster Awareness month and in honor of all the kids in care we are challenging you to donate a pair of NEW shoes.


You can donate by purchasing shoes on our Amazon wish list or donating to us directly.

ALL funds raised in the month of May are going into our Shoe Bank so that we can purchase new shoes!

Now, RUN don't walk to the links below to help out.  

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January 2024 the board members of IL Foster Closet gathered together to celebrate all of our hard work in 2023 with a wine tasting event.  

The board consists of a fantastic group of ladies who volunteer their time to make it all happen - picking up donations; reaching out to our communities, families and friends  for support; dedicating time to organize and sort clothing, toys and necessities; prepare donations for pick-up by foster families; reaching out to supporters through our website and social media platforms  - and all in that rare commodity of 'spare time'! 

IL Foster Closet is grateful for all of our supporters, but a special thanks to this incredible team!

Cheers ladies to a job well done!

2023 Holiday Toy Drive 

Thank you to all of the business, groups and individuals who pulled together for a successful holiday toy drive. In total we were able to help 25 families and over 40 kids to have a merrier Christmas. Everyone from the IL Foster Closet team is extremely grateful for everyone's help to accomplish this goal. 

Special thanks to Jada and Beatriz 2nd annual fundraiser, Kiddie Academy, American Litho and Edison Park Smiles

Kendra Scott

A portion of sales from your purchase will be donated to ILFC is you use code GIVEBACK-FNSNB
at checkout
December 8th and 9th


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Helping this Holiday Season 

As the year comes to a close and the holiday season is in full swing, please consider helping our organization with Toys and clothes for the holidays, shopping fundraiser or tax free donation for 2023. 

Jada's 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive


Please check out
Foster Closet Toy Drive being hosted by one of our donors. They have created a holiday Toy Drive on Amazon just to support our kids! 
Thank you Beatriz & Jada

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Thank you to the volunteers who answered our call to come out and help organize this past weekend. We sincerely appreciate all of your hard work in helping us to stay organized!

You all did a terrific job!! 

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Volunteers Needed to help organize clothing and items in foster closet.

Saturday December 2nd 10AM - 12PM noon

at our storage location in Bloomingdale. 

Because the clothes are stored in totes you must be able to lift/move heavy items. 

If you are available please reach out to

Lina, ILFC Resource Director 


text: 630-426-9675

If you are not able to join on December 2nd, but would like to volunteer for future events, please reach out and let us know. 

Thank you!

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ILFC would like to extend a sincere thank you to the volunteer team from Ascension Medical Group for coming to sort all of our donation items.

Thank you for being so thoughtful and generous with your time to help us stay organized.

We appreciate all of your help!

Thank you to
Hoffman Smiles Dentistry
for the toothbrushes and toothpaste donation for the kids.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser 
at D'Vine Wine and Gifts

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Thank you to Anyways and everyone who participated in dining to donate. 


2023 Car Show

We had a terrific time at our second annual car show. 

There was a lot of fantastic cars, great people and cool raffle prizes!

Click link below to see some of the day's events 

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According to recent studies there are more than 20,000 children in foster care in Illinois.  IL Foster Closet, NFP is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) who provides foster families with necessities needed to help the children flourish in their homes.

We need your help!

We need NEW clothes, socks, panties, underwear, pajamas, shoes, and gift cards for our kids in foster care.  Our kids range from newborn to 18-year-old.  Please consider making a difference by making a purchase from our Amazon wish list or make a monetary donation.


Want to donate via Zelle? Use our email address

Thank you for helping with our

May Donation Drive!

We had a donation drive May 1st - May 31st for NEW clothes, socks, panties, underwear, pajamas, shoes, and gift cards for our kids. 

We greatly appreciate the donations we received for the kids. 


Sweet N Brew


Target Bloomingdale


Kacie Hall 


Girls Scouts Troop 1132

If you were not able to donate in person please consider making a difference by making a purchase from our Amazon wish list or make a monetary donation.

Stay tuned for upcoming events

Come back and visit our site for more info on upcoming events. 

Also 'like & follow" us on Facebook

April is ChildAbuse Prevention Month

Ten Things You Can Do to Prevent Child Abuse

  1. Volunteer your time. Get involved with other parents in your community. ...

  2. Discipline your children thoughtfully. ...

  3. Examine your behavior. ...

  4. Educate yourself and others. ...

  5. Teach children their rights. ...

  6. Support prevention programs. ...

  7. Know what child abuse is. ...

  8. Know the signs.

Click boxes to link to sites with additional information and resources

Miniature Cars

Car Wash Fundraiser 

Saturday, October 15th from 7am to 7pm & Sunday, October 16th from Sunday 7am to 5pm

Everclean car wash/ Good Neighbor Program  

will donate a portion of their proceeds to IL Foster Closet when you bring in coupon. Click link below to download and print 

Everclean Car Wash

2020 W. Lake St

Hanover Park, IL 60133

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Cars for a Cause

October 2022, we held our first car show and had over 30 participants. We thank Sweet N Brew Cafe in Addison, all of the car owners and enthusiasts that came out to enjoy the day and win raffle prizes. 

Foster Awareness Month

Toy Drive - May 2022


Thank you for your generous donations, Ken. I loved hearing your story on how you picked the toy based on what your grandkids love to play with


Elizabeth Terry and Michelle Noel were able to do a toy drive and were received with wonderful donations for our children


Every day you and I can make a big difference in a child's life. We are very grateful to Kellie for the following donated items to the children today.


Thank you Jenny from Pure Ambiance Salon - Beauty Boutique for the wonderful donations.

We are grateful and the children will love the toys, stickers, lip gloss, crystal kit, and stacking toys.

Ribbons of Hope 5K - May 19th

Lincoln-Way GFWC Junior Women's Club of Illinois  participated in Ribbons of hope 5K, proceeds from race are being donated to IL Foster Closet 

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Pampered Chef Show

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There were two shows Pampered Chef consultant Lisa Stephano with the Brookfield Women's Club and

Pampered Chef consultant Jennifer Stover both helped our organization raise over $700 in May! That translates to 3 months of storage costs covered by your generous support! Thank you ladies! 

Thanks to Girl Scout Troop #1132

These young ladies are doing amazing work to help our organization through donation drives and assist with our events. 


Free Garage Sale 

For Foster Parents 

April 2022 #ilfostercloset what a successful event we had.

We are very thankful for the volunteers and the great energy they had to step into our community to help others. They were truly amazing! Check out the photos!

A shout out to our president Mari Negron's selfless, loving and caring heart for sharing this wonderful charity with the community. You are an inspiration and we cant wait to see how many more children we can help together.

Family Feedback 

Thank YOU all for putting this together! This was such a blessing to our family . My daughter was super excited for the Minnie Mouse clothes and the princess dress up clothes I found for her. You guys made their day! God bless you and your organization!


Yes, thank you SO much, for EVERYTHING! This takes the burden off of us to help our kiddos. I appreciate everyone who helped us while we were there. The kids were excited for everything they received! Thank you thank you thank you

This event was well organized and we are thankful for all the baby supplies that were received.

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