Donate | Fosters reStore Local & Online Thrift Store

Fosters reStore was created by My Foster Kids Foundation, Inc. as the method to distribute no-cost clothing to foster kids and as the source of fundraising for operating the foundation. The store is doing great but some times it falls short. We operate on such a thin line that most times expenses outweigh revenue. This is where we turn to you for help.

Foster kids come into care with little to no clothing, most times only the clothing on their backs. That’s where we come in. We supply no-cost clothing to empower foster kids in this time of their life where they have no control, and to ease the financial burden on foster parents as they care for these children. And kids grow, and grow fast. We also take care of the ongoing needs of foster children while in care.

Our generosity doesn’t ever end. If a child is adopted while in foster care, we will continue to supply that child with the clothing and items they need as they grow with their new family.

We can’t do this alone. We need your help. Any size donation is appreciated and will be used to restore dignity and self-esteem to a foster child by letting them choose the clothing they want, and the styles they want. No longer do they have to rummage through trash bags full of old torn, stained clothing. Please show you care and help the children with whatever you can.

Donation drop-off is available at BOTH locations, Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm.

Fosters reStore Donation Hours
2000 Lathrop Ave, Racine
Sunday & Monday - NO DONATIONS
Tuesday thru Saturday - Drop-off 10am to 4pm
All hours are pending weather. If it's raining, donations will be closed.
Please follow the signs to the south side of the building to the Donation Drop-off Door.

Fosters Furniture & Mattress Donation Hours - LARGE DONATIONS
9900 Durand Ave, Sturtevant
Wednesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm
All hours are pending weather. If it's raining, donations will be closed.
Please follow the Donation Drop-off signs and go to Door #1 (Customer Pickup) on the east side of the building on 99th Street. Ring the bell and someone will come out to help you. If no one answers, please leave donations on cart or put in pallet box.

Donations can be dropped off at our Racine or Sturtevant location. We ask that all donations are cleaned prior to dropping off, and please do not donate broken or damaged items. We have to pay to have all the rejected items hauled away, which takes money from helping foster kids. Please be considerate and do not feel offended if we refuse your donations. And no, we can’t just toss them in our dumpster. We pay for garbage removal and do not want to pay to remove yours.

What we CAN take:

  • Clothing – All sizes from infant to adult. Clothing donations are best when in kitchen sized garbage bags. This makes them easy to manage and store. Please do not use boxes. We still take all non-clothing items below.
  • Purses and handbags
  • Scarves, hats, gloves & mittens
  • belts and accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Jackets
  • Snow Pants
  • Backpacks
  • NEW Socks & Underwear
  • Electronics (TV’s, radios, computers) NO TUBE TV’s.
  • Baby Cribs (NO drop-side cribs)
  • Baby Items (Playpens, pack-n-plays, strollers, bouncers, exersaucers, jumpers, etc.)
  • Bicycles
  • Small appliances
  • Large appliances with prior arrangements. Email with photos. NO Sofa/Loveseat/Sectionals
  • Small furniture (end tables, coffee tables, lamps, etc.)
  • Home decor
  • DVD/CD’s
  • Shoes
  • Picture frames
  • Large furniture & appliances - please take to our Sturtevant location ONLY.
  • Vehicles & Trucks
  • And much more.  Email with questions on what we can take.
  • Pretty much anything except for the items below.

What we CANNOT take:

  • Car Seats
  • Books
  • Stained or torn clothing
  • Smoke smelling or animal hair. We do not wash clothing
  • Bedding & Mattresses
  • Tube TV’s
  • Sofa/Loveseat/Sectionals/Recliners - NO EXCEPTIONS Please be respectful and do not drop off anything after-hours.

As much as we’d love to take everything, we just do not have the storage.  Please drop off all large donations directly to the Sturtevant location.  If you are unsure if we take a specific item, please call us at (262) 333-8414 before heading out to the store.

Please make sure all donations are clean and in working order.  We can arrange a pickup under certain circumstances.  Please email all items to be picked up to  All donations must be clean and in working order.