Foster’s Closet Preps Kids in Foster Care, Guardianships for School

Going back to school can be a stressful time, especially for students who may not have access to supplies.

Foster’s Closet in Cadillac is making sure kids in guardianships and foster care have what they need to head back.

Saturday they will open their doors to 67 kids to pick out things from clothes to school supplies.

Next week, they’ll have 22 foster kids come in to have the same opportunity.

Thanks to a grant from the Women’s Giving Circle of Cadillac, kids will also get a new pair of shoes.

The president of the non-profit says this wouldn’t be possible without the community.

“Everything that we have here. Every volunteer that we have, it’s all volunteer. It’s a 100% non-profit so everything that we get here is donated to the community,” said April Nowland, the president of the Foster Closet of Michigan for Wexford and Missaukee.

The first free program is Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and the foster event is Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. for kids who are RSVP’d.