The U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee County will serve families in both Menominee and Marinette Counties who are caring for children who are NOT their biological children. This can be grandparents caring for their grandchildren, aunts and uncles caring for their nieces/nephews, foster children through the MI and WI court systems, adoptions, delegation of parental authorities, etc. They will provide new and like-new clothing items in addition to diapers, wipes, and other essential needs for the children and their caring family.
They are located in an upstairs classroom at the DAR Boys and Girls Club in Menominee.
During their first six months the Foster Closet has served 57 families, including 61 Menominee youth and 30 Marinette youth. The average age is 7.5 years old. Two thirds were female.
The UP Foster Closet of Menominee is a 501(c)(3) based solely on community support, donations, and volunteers. For more information, check their Facebook page.