The Kindness Project provides support to foster families in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas by supplying clothing, furniture and other essential items, free of charge, to children in foster care. Children are often placed in foster care with no personal items. Through our shop, The Kindness Exchange, located in Emmaus, PA, kids are provided with stylish new or like new clothes and personal items to help meet their most immediate needs.

OUR MISSION: To provide a brighter future for children in foster care by offering free essential resources and enrichment opportunities.

Our vision is a community of support for foster families and children. In addition to our current services, we hope in the future to offer free tutoring, financial or in-kind support for curricular and extra-curricular activities (music, swimming, horseback riding, and sports), as well as educational and social family events, which would allow children in foster care to have the same opportunities as their peers who are not in foster care.

THE KINDNESS PROJECT IS A FULLY DONATION-BASED, VOLUNTEER-DRIVEN, 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

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FOSTER CARE FACTS

The number of Lehigh County foster care referrals doubled between 2016 to 2017.

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U.S. children were in foster care as of 2018. The majority of children entering foster care are less than one year old.

REFERRALS

In 2016, Pennsylvania had 44,359 total referrals for child abuse and neglect, up 66% from 2012, the highest number of reports recorded to date. 

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Neglect/abuse is the number one reason for children entering foster care.

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Over 75% of youth in foster are separated from their siblings. 47% of children entering foster care are white, 21% are black/African American, and 20% are Hispanic.

GRANDPARENTS

In 2016, approximately 81,884 grandparents in Pennsylvania had the primary responsibility of caring for their grandchildren.

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