To be the hands and feet of Jesus, providing for the needs of foster families so they can focus on loving the most vulnerable children in our community.
Ryanne Cavo, TCFC Volunteer Coordinator
She has stepped up in a BIG way and devotes all her free time organizing volunteers for the TCFC. She is always emailing them and keeping them updated on all our needs. She takes a big weight off our shoulders and we know we can count on her for anything!
Not only is she an amazing Coordinator, she is at the Closet almost everyday, during her lunch break, organizing and keeping the store looking fantastic for all our foster families. Thank you, Ryanne!
Vikki Rice, Volunteer
i cannot day enough great things about Vikki! Almost every time I’m at the store, she is there hanging clothes, organizing and cleaning. She spends countless hours making sure our needs are met. Thank you, Vikki!
Coastal Closets and Showers
Donated time and supplies to build a shelving wall unit for our girls and baby items. We HIGHLY recommend them and their
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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides local foster families with like new children’s items that are donated by our generous community. Most people are unaware that the majority of children coming into foster care come with only the clothes on their back. Can you imagine being a child, taken from everything you’ve ever known, without anything to call your own?
Foster families do not pay for this service, everything in our store is 100% free to them, and we don’t put limits on how much they can take. We give our foster families 24/7 access to our facility. They never know when they may get a call. We serve every child in the foster family. We see the sacrifice that “foster siblings” make to be able to care for extra children, and we want to ensure that they aren’t overlooked.
Our ministry provides so much more than just physical needs for foster families. These families that are serving on the front lines of foster care are able to know that their community sees their sacrifice and wants to rally around them and support them. When they utilize our service, they are able to focus their resources, time and attention on loving these children.
Since our services are 100% free. We rely solely on the financial support from individuals just like YOU! We have no paid staff members, this is truly a labor of love.
Sabrina and Ericah Brinson are sister in laws who both became foster parents a few years ago, and quickly realized how eagerly the community wanted to come alongside foster families and support them. People were constantly asking them if they knew any other foster families that could use items, and with that, God planted a dream in their hearts to set up a “closet” of supplies for foster families to come “shop” and get things that they may need.
So, in January 2017, they took their idea to social media, and asked their family and friends to help them turn this dream into a reality. Within 24 hours, they had an anonymous donor offer to pay for a 10x20 storage unit for a year, and enough monetary donations to purchase materials to build out the storage unit. Sabrina and Ericah’s husbands got right to work and built shelving units to house all of the storage totes that would soon be filled with clothing and toys. They spread the word via social media, and the community stepped up in ways they never could have imagined! They were up and running, serving the foster community in a week’s time.
They quickly outgrew their tiny space, and it came to the point that they either needed to move to a bigger location, or close their operation. The Closet had become a staple in the foster care community, and the last thing they wanted to do was shut their doors. They took a leap of faith, and trusted that the perfect space would come along, and that the finances to sustain that would come. In May of 2018, they found a storefront and opened their store in August of 2018! They rely 100% on financial donations from people and businesses just like you!
Ericah Brinson is President and Co-Founder of the Treasure Coast Foster Closet and the Director Of Communications. Her and her husband Richard are adoptive parents to four beautiful kids. She is a firm believer that when a foster family feels supported, they are able to give even more to the children in their care. Her family has gotten to experience this first hand, and out of that, the idea of the Foster Closet was birthed. She devotes many hours to serving at the foster closet organizing, mentoring foster families and running the online groups associated with the organization. Her and her husband were awarded Foster Parents Of The Year by Place Of Hope for 2017. Ericah was awarded Foster Parent Recruiter Of The Year in 2016 by Place of Hope. She is passionate about creating a “village” for foster families and believes that everybody can do something.
Sabrina Brinson is Vice President and Co-Founder of the Treasure Coast Foster Closet and the lead Graphic Designer and Event Coordinator. Her and her husband Shawn are parents to four beautiful children, one of which they adopted from foster care in 2018. Sabrina had a complicated childhood and because of that, she is passionate about advocating for children from hard places. She has a unique perspective and a heart for the hurting. She spends many hours a week volunteering her time to ensure that the Foster Closet is a good experience for the families that use this resource.
Jessica Williams sits on the board of directors for the Treasure Coast Foster Closet as the treasurer. She is passionate about foster care, rescue animals, and education. She is the PGD Business Services Leader-Central Region for NextEra Energy. Jessica is also the Corresponding Secretary and Board Member for the Indiantown Education Coalition. She devotes much of her free time to charities in our community. She regularly leads fundraisers for various non-profit organizations. Her organizational skills and background in money management is a valuable asset to the TCFC.
Annalisa Warner sits on the board of directors for the Treasure Coast Foster Closet as the secretary. She has a heart to serve our community, especially the children in foster care. She is the Construction Manager at Ram Realty Advisors, as well as the General Manager of Avian Management. She is a member of the Junior League of Martin County. Her extensive background in volunteering, event planning and community involvement are beneficial to the TCFC as she brings her expertise to the table.
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© 2017 TREASURE COAST FOSTER CLOSET, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT 501(c)3 ENTITY.