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Your Family Now: Care Center opens to benefit foster families

Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 15:28:01-05

There are more than 3,000 foster children in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. While families receive a stipend to care for them, expenses can add up. There is now a store designed for them. 

Brookside Church in southwest Omaha recently opened the Care Center at its location at 11607 M Circle in Omaha. 

The congregation has donated new and gently used clothing. They also staff the Care Center with volunteers. Foster families in Douglas and Sarpy Counties are invited to shop at the store. The items are in incredibly good condition, but the prices are very low. Pants are $2-$3. You can find winter coats for kids at $4-$5. They're even running a Grand Opening special right now so children are invited to $20 worth of free clothes. 

Lead Pastor Jeff Dart says, "we've cast out this vision that we want to be a church that lived for the city, and we wanted to take some steps to make some practical difference in the lives of people in our city." 

NaTasha Gall says they have succeeded. She is a foster mom and a member of Brookside Church. She calls the store and the people behind it, amazing. "To know that they're praying for my kids, and they're there for my kids and that they went above and beyond out of their pockets to help build this building and then also donate, it's incredible."

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