Laramie Foster Closet is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves foster parents and children in foster care. Not only do we utilize donated items from the community to offset the costs of new clothing and other necessary belongings for children in care, but our goal has expanded to four main sectors: foster, serve, support, and advocate. Laramie Foster Closet has grown from its original purpose and now serves foster families, kinship families, foster to adopt families, and more in three counties and families working with the Indian Child Welfare Act. We’re so excited about what we do and we can’t wait to tell you more about our passion…kids from hard places.
LFC started in a cargo container in the parking lot of First Christian Church in 2016. The first year, we served 36 children. In 2018, LFC served 79 children. In 2019, we have served more than 300 children in foster care and have expanded our services to Laramie County, Goshen County, Platte County, and Albany County. Every child that enters Laramie Foster Closet receives a new package of underwear, a new package of socks, and an uplifting personalized shopping experience in a private environment. Additionally, Laramie Foster Closet advocates for the rights of voiceless and vulnerable children in Wyoming. Since our inception, LFC has grown from “just a closet” to a support network, an advocacy organization, and a driving force for social change in our community. With regard to the children and youth entrusted in our care and their families, we strive to foster hope rather than despair, potential rather than limitations, healing rather than hurting, belonging rather than isolation, and what the future can be, rather than what the past has been. We are committed to meeting desperate needs in our community by sharing God’s love and placing hope in their lives – one child and family at a time.