Individuals or groups may wish to purchase items or designate cash donations for specific items and care to benefit COBYS ministries.
(formerly Care for Kids)
At COBYS, we’re called to provide care that goes beyond the basics. Our services are delivered with compassion, dignity and hope in a way that recognizes the uniqueness of each child, adult and family we serve. By designating your gift to the COBYS Care Fund, you can directly support care that includes:
If you would like to donate to this fund, simply write “COBYS Care Fund” in the memo line of your check or designate this fund in the Gift Designation field from the drop-down menu of your online donation.
(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.
The complete, current list of items is available on our Amazon Wish List
IMPORTANT KIDS CLOSET NOTE:
We are blessed by donations from across the community. If you are planning to make a donation or hold a supply drive, please contact Janice Burkhart at email@example.com prior to holding the supply drive or bringing the donation to our Murry Hill Center office. This allows us to confirm need of specific items and also availability of staff to receive the donation. View current Top Five Needs List.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the kids we serve.
It’s risky and just downright scary, at times, now that we have grown to love a child who may not be in our family forever. But the joys of watching her change and thrive outweigh our own fears and insecurities. In the end, it’s not about us; it’s about God’s plan for our lives and hers. We have seen that God blesses when we submit to his plan and so we desire to keep on that path.
– COBYS Resource Parent Laura