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The FLP Center & offices will be closed over the holidays from December 19 - January 2nd.
Serving children with dignity and LOVE

The Foster Love Project MissionFoster Love Project shows love in action to children impacted by foster and kinship
care through provision of goods, services, and support.

The Foster Love Project began as a way to help provide dignity and care in the process for kids who experience foster care and to also provide support for kinship and foster families who are caring for the children making this transition. We work to encourage donations of new goods that will help kids who have to change their home with little to no warning, providing them with small comforts.

Fulfilling Needs WITH CARE

Schedule a Shopping Appointment

It is our joy to offer a free shopping center for kids in foster or kinship care. We are located in Wilkinsburg and serve any foster or kinship families within driving distance. We have clothing, diapers, car seats, bedding, books, toys, toiletries, luggage, baby gear, cribs + more available for FREE! Please see address and hours of operation below.

As you choose your appointment time during the school year, please keep in mind ​that kids 6 & older need to be present to pick out the goods that appeal to them.

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Volunteer With Foster Love Project

Our volunteers are a core part of loving our local foster youth. By dedicating your time to the Foster Love Project, you can help provide the support needed to help kids thrive!

We welcome families (children 16+), church groups, corporate groups, sports teams and more to help us sort donations, stock inventory, clean, and other miscellaneous tasks.

As a volunteer with the Foster Love Project, your donation of time and labor will help make a major difference in the lives of children who are experiencing foster care.

At the Foster Love Project, our volunteers are our most valuable asset, providing us with the assistance we need to ensure we reach the youth within the community and beyond that are in need of our services. No matter how much time you can give as a volunteer, every effort counts toward helping us achive our mission of providing care and dignity to children experiencing foster care.

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    Kind supporters rated our work
  • 1199
    Number of volunteers in 2021
In 2014, the first FLP Bag Drive was held.
  • More than 17,000 FLP bags have now been distributed to kids throughout 4 states.
  • We currently offer 7 programs to help kids and families experiencing foster care or adoption.

20k+Children Helped

When you donate to FLP, you are helping to provide dignity and comfort to a child in need.

8+Years of Service

We’ve served the Pittsburgh region and beyond with our FLP bags, programs, and resources with immense support from our community.

Provide support to Children Experiencing Foster Care

Make An Impact In The Lives Of Children

Your generous donation with help provide kids with:

  • Clothing
  • School supplies
  • Hygiene products
  • Other small comforts for their new home
Learn More About FLP

Learn More About FLP & its Community Impact

Check out our selection of videos to learn more about the impact of the Foster Love Project and how you can get involved in our mission to empower kids and families who are experiencing foster care!

Get Answers to Your Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome families with children 16 or older, church groups, corporate groups, sports teams, scout troops, and more to help support our operations.

Go here to easily order items from our Amazon wishlist for items needed in the center.

Go here to order books from our book wishlist.

Ongoing needs at our donation center:

  • Single & double strollers (great condition)
  • Convertible car seats + boosters (new only)

Foster Love Project is located on the East side of Pittsburgh at 463 S. Trenton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.

It is our joy to offer a free shopping center for kids in foster or kinship care. We are located in Wilkinsburg and serve any foster or kinship families within driving distance. We have clothing, diapers, car seats, bedding, books, toys, toiletries, luggage, baby gear, cribs + more available for FREE!

Learn more about the amazing journey of how we got started!

About Us & Our Founder

During her experience as a foster parent, Kelly Hughes became passionate about providing kids with more dignity and care as they experience foster care, so the Foster Love Project was born.

In 2014, the first FLP bag drive as held and since then we’ve distributed more than 17,000 FLP bags to kids.

  • The Foster Love Project has blossomed into a resource for kids and families who are experiencing foster care, providing FLP bags, a free shopping center, education, and more.
Kelly Hughes

Executive Director, Founder

Help for Foster Parents/Adoptive Parents

Resources for Caregivers

At Foster Love Project, we understand that children who have gone through the foster care or adoption process experience a level trauma. To help foster/adoptive parents navigate this trauma and how it affects the way children experience the world, we have gathered resources to help you in this journey.

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Foster Love Project News

Our blog serves as a resource for our volunteers and supporters as well as kids/families who are experiencing foster care. Stay updated on the latest news from Foster Love Project and gain valuable knowledge through our expertly curated articles.