The mission of the Foster Family Resource Center of Southern Illinois is to meet the immediate needs foster families by providing them with the supplies and goods necessary for the foster children in their care. We offer these items to foster families completely free of charge.
WHAT WE DO: The FFRCSI “stands in the gap” for foster families, providing them — at no cost — items that all parents need: things like diapers, clothes, bedding, shoes, personal care items and more. We know that taking a child to love and care for as your own can be a costly undertaking and we are here to help. We serve foster families in the lower 22 counties of Illinois. Simply show your placement paperwork or reach out to us through your caseworker and we’re here to help!
HOW WE DO IT: The Foster Family Resource Center of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charity as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Our funding comes from charitable donations from individuals, companies, organizations and foundations; fundraisers and from the proceeds of our Children’s Resale Shop, Two Bugs and a Bean, located at University Mall in Carbondale.
WHY WE DO IT: Our founders have been foster parents for many years (they have adopted three sons through fostering), and they understand the unique challenges of being a foster parent. It is their desire to promote and support foster parenting.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: The FFRCSI cannot fulfill its mission without your support. You can help in several ways…and many are fun. Learn more by visiting our “Help Us” page.
Make a Donation Now! All donations to the FFRCSI are tax-deductible. To make a convenient and safe online donation, click here. Of course, you can mail donations as well. Our address is P O Box 503, Carbondale, IL 62903.
Donate NEW items to be given to foster parents and the children for which they provide care. Click here for the types of items we need.
Donate gently-used items (clothing, baby gear, shoes, etc.) for resale at Two Bugs and a Bean Children’s Resale Boutique in Carbondale’s University Mall. Proceeds from every sale at Two Bugs and a Bean support the efforts of the FFRCSI.
Let Us Use Your Rewards. Have valuable retail coupons or reward certificates? Donate your Kohl’s cash or similar coupon for our team of volunteers to use in shopping.
Shop at Two Bugs and a Bean. Proceeds from our children’s resale boutique go to support the Foster Family Resource Center of Southern Illinois.