Individuals or groups may wish to purchase or designate cash donations for specific items to benefit COBYS ministries.
Care for Kids Fund
The Care for Kids Fund exists to meet needs of foster children that are not met by other funding sources. This fund provides such items and services as:
If you would like to donate to this fund, simply write “Care for Kids Fund” in the memo line of your check or designate this fund in the description field of your online donation.
Kids Closet (for foster children served by our foster care, adoption, and permanency programs)
If you have kids, you know they need a lot of things (and that it isn’t always easy to keep things stored away neatly). COBYS has one big closet for all of our kids. Each foster child coming into care receives a backpack filled with toys, games, personal care items, a Bible, and more. In addition, we visit our closet to find gifts for special occasions, supplies for caseworkers to use for therapeutic activities, car seats to transport children to appointments, and items to meet emergency needs.
Here are some current closet needs:
Family Life Education
These items are needed to support children and families served by our education programs. Items are used for childcare and children’s learning activities, and to encourage families to spend time together.
We need some furnishings for two visiting rooms at our growing Permanency Unit, where birth parents can spend supervised time with their children.
We do not have a need for used toys, used clothes, used stuffed animals, or used luggage.
Contact Development Associate Nicole Hurst at 717-656-6580 for more information.
We helped an emergency placement feel protected and loved for the first weekend she was in the system. Even during a terrible period in her life we were able to make her smile and enjoy just being a kid, not a victim. –COBYS Resource Parents Matt and Carla