Foster Care Closet ( recently received a $20,000 grant from Cooper Foundation to put towards general operation that supports emergency services and meets the immediate needs of youth entering foster care. They are grateful for the support of such a prestigious organization! For more information about Cooper Foundation, visit

Foster Care Closet has been serving youth in foster care since 2006. They have grown from handing out used clothes from their founder’s house to a statewide organization now serving kids in all 93 of Nebraska’s counties. Their staff is dedicated to restoring dignity to youth in crisis and works with urgency to meet the immediate needs of the kids in care.

To shop for new clothes, please call (402) 803-1765 to set up a time to shop. Youth can choose five tops, five bottoms, a pair of shoes, seven pairs of socks, seven pairs of underwear, pajamas and a season appropriate jacket in the first 90 days they are in care. Clothing is available for pick up at Release the Monday or Thursday after the youth makes their clothing selections. All of the Foster Care Closet stores have Fall/Winter clothing available.

For more information about Foster Care Closet, please visit