Needs List

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:

  • Kid’s Closet items (see below)
  • Medical and dental expenses not covered by Medical Assistance or other medical insurance
  • Counseling and other therapeutic services
  • Critical needs at times of transition
  • Life Books to help children document their life stories
  • Adoption and foster care-themed books
  • Lessons, camps, and educational experiences

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.

 

We are blessed by donations from across the community. If you are planning to make a donation or hold a supply drive, please contact Rebekah Hamilton at rebekah@cobys.org 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 Needs List.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the kids we serve.

 

For us, it has always been about changing lives for eternity, whether through fostering (helping the child(ren) and parents) or through adoption (a more permanent mentorship with the children). The most satisfying part is seeing lives changed for eternity and knowing that we had a part in that. – COBYS Resource Parents Joel and Jaclyn