Families Reaching Out Group was established in 2009 as a support group to help foster families. It has been a wild ride since that time. In 2011 we became a 501 (c) (3) and opened up Froggy'sCloset which provides clothing, diapers, books, toys, strollers, high chairs, cribs and more for foster children, children at risk and children in need with an appropriate referral. In 2017 we filled over 11000 requests.
Families Reaching Out Group has a monthly support group for foster families. We give out $150.00 to one child each month for an extracurricular activity.
Each month we do a drive for a specific item. Example: February was Footwear Month - we have collected 649 New Pairs of Shoes. Froggy's Closet wants the children to be proud of what they are wearing- so we are very particular about what we accept. The clothing is new or very gently used. We only give out NEW socks and underwear.
Our latest project is "THE LILY PAD". It is a large room above Froggy's Closet that we have put in a kitchen, living area and conference table. We are going to offer the space for birthday parties for foster children. We will also have a Christmas party, support meetings and fundraisers in the space.