Teen Shopping Spree

We want to provide teens who come into your home with a gift card for a shopping spree to a local apparel store immediately upon entering into care to purchase a new outfit. Through our community partnerships this is an effort to grow local business and build the teen’s confidence as they walk into a new school or environment. Upon receiving a new teen placement, send an email to fosteringconnectionsks@gmail.com to let us know, copy your caseworker on the email who has knowledge of the new teen placement. Include the name of the teen, the date they came into your care, and their mailing address in your email. Their gift card will be in the mail to them for a shopping spree to a local business for a new outfit. 

Restaurant gift card program

When a new child enters into the foster home it can be an exciting time and also a hectic time adjusting to new changes and dynamics within the family. We want to send a restaurant gift card for a meal on Fostering Connections your first week of receiving any new placement. Upon receiving a new placement, send an email to fosteringconnectionsks@gmail.com to let us know, copy your worker on the email who has knowledge of your new placement, include the date you received the new placement, your mailing address, and your restaurant gift card will be in the mail.

Home improvement assistance

Foster families occasionally need assistance with minor home improvements in order to become licensed as a foster family, or upon receiving an additional placement. Fixing a window, a stair railing, or adding smoke alarms/carbon monoxide detectors are small things that Fostering Connections may be able to help with. Families can submit an application found here to complete the application for home improvement assistance to be reviewed by our board. Allow for two weeks before you need it done, between when you submit the application for processing and board approval. 

“Sleep in Safety” Program

Part of a child’s security and positive growth is in having a bed of their own. Through our sleep in safety program, foster families can submit an application found here to receive a new twin size bed for a new foster placement.