The Foster Closet of Michigan, Alpena Branch has opened its doors with a new location.
The non-profit organization is operated by foster families and has 19 branches throughout the state.
The organization is now located beside thunder bowl lanes. The organization provides clothing, toys, shoes, baby items and more to fosters families for free.
Branch coordinator, Lorilee McGee said the Foster Closet is a major help when it comes to parents needs when fostering or adopting a child.
“It’s a relief to just be able to come here instead of trying to have everything that you may possibly need in your home. If you get an infant 0 to 1, there are a lot of different needs for that age group. High chairs, car seats, and then everything just changes…the needs from there forward,” McGee said.
The Foster Closet of Michigan, Alpena Branch is currently in need of gently used clothing preemie through teenager, diapers, and strollers.
They also need apartment items for teenagers going into the independent living program.
The Foster Closet of Michigan, Alpena Branch was recognized Saturday evening along with NEMROC at TriPoint Church of God for their local services.