Goods In Kind

CFR's donation closet in Manhattan.

CFR’s donation closet in Manhattan.

Providing for Our Families

CFR not only advocates for our families in the courtroom and community, we also support them in their own homes. Our clients live in poverty and providing their children with basic necessities can sometimes be next to impossible. While the court may decide that children can leave foster care, the Administration for Children’s Services will not allow children to return home unless their family has adequate bedding and furniture. To help our clients overcome this last obstacle to reunification, CFR maintains a donation closet filled with supplies like clothing, diapers, bottles, bedding, furniture, cribs, as well as toys, books, and games.

Baby with supplies

A CFR family heading home with a bag full of supplies!

New parents also face challenges in bringing their newborns home, as hospitals do not allow families to leave without a car seat for their infant. This expensive equipment can be hard to come by for poor families. Fortunately, CFR has two car seats to loan to new parents so that when they welcome a new baby, they can get home safely.

Our donation closet is made possible with the support of Baby Buggy, CFR’s nonprofit partner since 2008. Each month, Baby Buggy provides families with much-needed clothing and supplies and we could not achieve our amazing results without their help.

Ways You Can Help

Volunteer – Help keep our donation closet organized so we can find the best supplies to fit a family’s needs at a moment’s notice! Learn more about volunteering here.

Donate – CFR families always need diapers of all sizes and new, unopened supplies like bottles. School supplies are in high demand in late summer and your help with the Backpack Drive is greatly appreciated. Our children are in of need toys, books, and games throughout the year, and these are especially critical during our Holiday Drive. We may also accept clean and gently used clothing and toys on a case by case basis.

Contact Javon Robinson at jrobinson@cfrny.org to inquire about making donations.