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Foster Closet

Our Mission

Ripple Effects Community Inclusion Center is dedicated to supporting children and families in our community, especially those in foster care. Our Foster Closet provides essential items to foster families, ensuring that every child has access to the necessities they need.

How to Donate Items

Contact: 269-257-9060

Drop-off Location: 2255 W. Centre Ave. Portage, MI 49024 Hours: Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM - 4:00PM

Community Inclusion Center


What We Accept

We are always grateful for donations of new or gently used items that can make a significant difference in the lives of foster children and their families. Here’s what we typically accept:

  • Clothing (all sizes, from infants to adult)

  • Baby essentials (cribs, strollers, high chairs, bottles)

  • Diapers and wipes

  • Toys and books

What We Cannot Accept

To ensure the safety and well-being of the children we serve, please adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Used car seats

  • Cribs manufactured before 2016

  • Stained, torn, or heavily worn clothing and bedding

  • Used underwear and socks

  • Broken or incomplete toys and games

  • Opened hygiene products

  • Recalled items (please check for recalls before donating)


Monday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Thursday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

*Call for Emergency Placements, we will do our best to coordinate a time.

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