Huntsville, Alabama Nonprofit Collects Almost 9,000 New Pairs of Socks & Underwear and Over 300 Pair of Shoes for Local Families
MCFAPA was also able to kick off their inaugural MCFAPA "KICK Bag" program in addition to presenting socks, underwear, and shoes to Madison County DHR. The "KICK" stands for "Kids in Care Kits" and are made available to all children coming into foster care and kinship care in Madison County, Alabama. These bags contain the essentials a child needs to get them through their first day and night in care. Items include one complete outfit, one pair of pajamas, new underwear, socks, shoes, toiletries, and a stuffed bunny for comfort. Based on the child's needs, ethnic hair care items and even diapers and wipes are available.
"Unfortunately, a lot of our children come into care and they have nothing, only the clothes on their back or they may come in with black garbage bags with a few of their belongings,"
The Madison County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association, MCFAPA for short, is part of the Alabama AFAPA non-profit that serves all 67 counties in Alabama. MCFAPA exists to improve the quality of life for children that are primarily involved in the foster care system. They are also committed to providing meaningful support for adoptive and kinship families in addition to foster families in Madison County, Alabama. Their main initiatives are to be an advocate for the families they serve, provide training and educational opportunities, improve communications with all parties related to foster, kinship, and adoption, as well as provide tangible items for children coming into care. For addition information, visit https://mcfapa.life or contact us at 256.434.1253.
Brandon Bishop (VP Marketing & Fundraising)
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