Save the Date - Giving Tuesday is November 29th! 

Make An Impact By Providing Essential Items

We bridge the gap between the foster care community and those who want to help, meeting practical needs to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.

Give Children and Families the Support They Need to Thrive

We partner with people like you to meet the emergent and ongoing needs of children who are at risk of coming into, are already in, or are aging out of foster care. 

 

When social workers identify the critical needs of vulnerable children, we meet those needs with items we call FosterLove. With your help, they can get clothing, diapers, toiletries, bedding, and other basic necessities.

 

There are multiple ways for you to get involved to tangibly meet these needs.

“TAK's biggest impact is simply their ability and readiness to respond timely during emergencies.”

— Shatina M., Department of Children’s Services

Purchase Items for Your Local Foster Care Community

Help us ensure every family has the basic necessities they need. Items purchased from this list are delivered directly to a DCS office.

our-work-1
Photo: Rob Gonzalez 
@the.Rob.Gonzalez
Photo: Rob Gonzalez @the.Rob.Gonzalez

Fill A TAK PAK (Or Two Or Three!)

You can bring comfort to children entering foster care by filling a backpack with essential items.

 

Getting started is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3 ...

  • 1 Complete a TAK PAK Interest Form
  • 2 Fill A Backpack Using The List We Send You
  • 3 Drop It Off At Our Office OR Schedule A Pick Up

Make A Financial Gift to Support Emergent Needs

Your generous support gives vulnerable children and families the resources they need to thrive.

our-work-2

“We wanted to collaborate with an organization whose main direction was centered around the care of children that are sometimes overlooked or forgotten. Gratefully, as a result of our joint effort, our members have been able to dedicate hundreds of hours to supporting this crucially important cause.”

— Cindi H., National Charity League

Make It A Very Merry Christmas For Foster Families

You can bring Christmas joy to foster children and their families at the “Annual Very Merry Christmas Parade”. 

 

With your support, we are able to hand out gifts and goodies to more than 150 foster families as they drive through the parade route. Plus, items from our Amazon Toy Drive are given out as wrapped gifts from Santa.

 

Help us care for these deserving families by hosting a booth or purchasing toys from our wishlist.

“You brought Christmas cheer to more than 200 young people in foster care."

— Anne Marie C., Montgomery County Department of Children’s Services

You Are Part Of The Solution

When you fill TAK PAKS, contribute financially, or donate to an event, you’re not only tangibly meeting the needs of a vulnerable child, you’re also serving that child’s family and social worker and the countless others who are indirectly touched by your support. The potential to reduce trauma in the life of one child can have ripple effects on generations to come. 

TAK-TAKPAK

Fill A TAK PAK

You can bring comfort to children entering foster care by filling a backpack with essential items.

TAK-make-a-gift

Make A Gift

Your generous support gives vulnerable children and families the resources they need to thrive.

Photo: Rob Gonzalez
@the.Rob.Gonzalez

Get Involved

Whether you would like to sponsor, volunteer at, or give an in-kind donation to a TAK event, your support makes a generational impact.