It is not uncommon for the children we serve to show up with only the clothes they are wearing. ABFS’ clothing ministry makes sure kids have their basic needs met, from coats to hygiene items, so they can focus on the important work of healing and transformation while at the children’s home. The children who have been at ABFS know the door is always open here for them and the clothing closet has been a great way for them to stay connected to ABFS. For years after they have left, they will stop by and pick up things they need for themselves or family members. For example, this past year one former student biked 4 miles to stop by and check in. He is now 20 years old and has not gotten back into trouble with the law since he left over three years ago. He got some new socks, coat for this winter and used the internet to email his family.
ABFS is in need of gift cards to stores like Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart and Target to support the ongoing needs of children. Gift cards allow ABFS the flexibility to purchase items as the need arises and choose items specifically suited to individuals in need.
Current Needs: New or very gently used for boys ages 9-13
- Children’s shoes and sneakers
- Pajamas for children
- Winter coats, boots, hats, and gloves for boys