Foster Caring and Sharing

We are a group of individuals seeking to show love and generosity to the Foster Children and Families of Olmsted County Minnesota and beyond.

Together, with local businesses and your help, our goal is to bless the Foster Care community.

The Goal

Gifts for Foster Families
A NEW toy/gift, Hats and Mittens as well as a Meal, Game and/or Activity for each Foster Child and Family
With help from Olmsted County Social Services and other volunteers, we will be distributing on November 21st

What we need


Family style Board and Card Games, Yard Games, Think modern and FUN, Young and Old

Gift Card ideas

Family Activities, Bowling, Movie Theater, Swimming Passes, Rock Climbing, Museums, Restaurants, Walmart, Target, Hy-Vee, ETC…

Shop from the Wish List

Items on the list can be delivered by amazon directly to Foster Caring and Sharing or to you for you to drop off. Amazon Wish List


We are taking donations through GoFundMe. 100% of donations will be used to purchase additional items for this project

How To Donate?

Items may be delivered From October 1st to the 30th at one of our Drop off locations, more info below

Here's Our Why!

With the Pandemic of the COVID-19, now, more than ever, as a society, we can recognize what a disruption to routine can do to our sense of security and mental well-being. As families, we know that this can be a very trying time for our children who do not fully understand what is happening in the world around us. As we better come to understand the hardship that comes along with the uncertainty of tomorrow, we wanted to take the opportunity to equip our community to bless children and young adults (ages 0-18+) in Foster Care who have often experienced that sense of uncertainty for weeks, months, or even years as well as encourage the families who come alongside them by providing them the homes and stability they crave.

How can you help?? Sometimes a little encouragement goes a long ways! We are eager to provide tangible gifts that meet the children’s wants and needs as well as provide families the opportunity to spend time together. This could be anything for children ages 0-18+; things like toys, board/card games, small electronics, and gifts cards for family activities. Foster Caring and Sharing will accept donations and put these items together for distribution to Children in Foster Care in Olmsted County and surrounding communities.

We have a goal of gathering enough items for 150 families, but to meet this goal – we need your help. We will be accepting donations October 1st – 30th, and hope you feel led to join us in blessing the Foster Children and Families.

Drop Off Details

Drop off locations will be open 7 days a week from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Please Note, we may not always be present during drop off hours, however drop off locations will be regularly checked!

In order to practice social distancing, there will be a clearly marked DROP OFF POINT near the Front Door of each location. 

2248 Ponderosa Dr. SW, Rochester MN

606 55th St. NE, Rochester MN

819 15th Ave NE, Rochester MN

5928 51st St. NW, Rochester MN

Who's Helping Us


Wherever you are,
Thanks for your Support!

Birchlawn Place


Hillside Nursery


BB's Pizzaria


Nerdin' Out


Handmade Hats

Made with LOVE by our friend Amy Beth

Unraveled Escape Room


Interested in becoming a sponsor? please contact Matthew @ 507-421-4337 or

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