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.
Since we’ve been founded, the Foster Love Project has distributed more than 17,000 bags across 4 states to help kids and families in need throughout the Pittsburgh region.
In addition to our FLP bags, we also provide programs to help empower and support the kids and families experiencing foster care or adoption.
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.schedule now
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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.
When you donate to FLP, you are helping to provide dignity and comfort to a child in need.
We’ve served the Pittsburgh region and beyond with our FLP bags, programs, and resources with immense support from our community.
Your generous donation with help provide kids with:
We welcome families with children 16 or older, church groups, corporate groups, sports teams, scout troops, and more to help support our operations.
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!
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.
Executive Director, Founder
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