The ephemeral showcase offers free purchases for former young people in host families
A foster care organization in the Los Angeles area is making a difference for former youth in foster care.
The founder of Make Good Inc. wanted the company to do better for young people in foster care. She obtains books and clothing from vendors and designers so that former foster children can purchase new items for free. The showcase is not a thrift store and does not offer slightly used items. The store has fresh and new items that even include Converse tennis shoes.
The storefront was located along Washington Boulevard in the Mid-City neighborhood. Christine Devine of FOX 11, says that in her 25 years of working in the foster care world, she had not heard of the organization.
Over the weekend, Devine discovered a pop-up outdoor shop for former foster youth in higher education, with volunteer personal buyers. A young man she met is in his third year of college and aspires to be a judge. Along with his personal shopper, he found the perfect pants. What a moment!
The partners of Make Good Inc. include the Children’s Action Network, Foster Nation and the Emporium LA.
Foster Nation was co-founded by Maggie Lee who was officially in foster care and was featured on Fox 11’s Kids segment on Wednesday Seeking an Adoptive Family.
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