NewsLocal News


Foster Love gives kids a sense of value

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:26:27-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Amber Richardson started Foster Love just over six months ago.

So far, she is fostering change in unprecedented ways in the foster care system.

A foster mom herself, Richardson said she got a first-hand look at the struggles and challenges kids go through.

Foster Love provides clothes as well as basic needs and opportunities for kids in the foster care system.

She said something as simple as clothes and shoes can give kids much-needed confidence, empower them and make them feel valued.

They also offer diapers, undergarments, books, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other items.

They also want to let other foster families know that they are supported.

They have an upcoming appointment-only event where foster families can shop for free and select what they need for their kids.

"Our son was placed with us in 2007," said Richardson. "He came to us with a single black trash bag and that idea always lingered in my mind. Our motto is clothed in confidence. Lo and behold, it blew up."

They have an upcoming event on Jan. 23 and 24.

While it is all booked up for now, they plan to hold another event in February.

They are looking to offer more resources including art classes and sporting activities.

Visit their Facebook for more information.

Download our apps today for all of our latest coverage.

Get the latest news and weather delivered straight to your inbox.