Business group holds fundraiser for foster kids

By: Rachael Witter

The Foster Care Closet provides clothing and other essentials to foster kids and their families, and has been for the last 7 years. What started out being run out of someone's basement, turned into this storefront near 25th and J.
“Sometimes you don't have the funds necessary to just go out and just buy brand new stuff, gently used usually works for people and we also provide the foster parents a place if they just need support.” said Neicha Rife of the Foster Care Closet.

With back to school right around the corner…Best of Business Lincoln is partnering with the
Foster Care Closet to send 100 kids to school with everthing they need.
“All these kids in the foster care system, not only are they getting removed from their household where they grew up at, and just getting thrown into a new place, but it might be a new school and I can't imagine a young 10 year old going to school not having a backpack, not having the materials they need.” said Justin Luth of Best of Business Lincoln.

The community can donate any school supplies directly to the Foster Care Closet and kids will be outfitted with their supplies just in time for back to school. This fundraiser will help foster families with the cost of school supplies…which can add up.
“It just helps families, it completely…they can spend that extra couple hundred dollars, what they'd have to spend on clothing for other stuff. Food, basic needs.” said Brandon Jones of Best of Business Lincoln.