Huntsville, Alabama Nonprofit Collects Almost 9,000 New Pairs of Socks & Underwear and Over 300 Pair of Shoes for Local Families

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Oct. 29, 2019 - PRLog -- The Madison County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (MCFAPA) collected over 5,860 pairs of new socks, 3,030 pairs of new underwear, and 315 new pairs of shoes to present to Madison County Department of Human Resources at the conclusion of their donation drive. The 2nd Annual "Drop Your Drawers and Socks too" donation drive supports local foster, kinship, and adoptive families in Madison County.  This year, over 35 local businesses and churches participated by being drop-off locations.

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," said Madison County DHR Director Tonita Phipps. Brandon Bishop, MCFAPA VP of Marketing & Fundraising added, "We are happy to be able to restore some dignity to the children in our area by providing much needed resources in our "KICK" bags, including some of these socks, undies, and shoes."


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 or contact us at 256.434.1253.

Brandon Bishop (VP Marketing & Fundraising)

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