Family Resource Center

The Fostering Collective is a faith-based community bringing hope to children in foster care by providing support, resources, and encouragement to kinship, foster and adoptive families. We help you find your path, show you the way, and equip you with the resources you’ll need to make a difference.

What Is the Resource Center?

Our Family Resource Center is a space created to shepherd foster, adoptive and kinship families.

We have a virtual resource library, a sensory area, and a closet.  Due to generous donations and grants we are able to give items away that help meet tangible, emotional, behavioral and spiritual needs.  Come spend time with our staff as we work together to identify and meet needs with helpful on hand resources and recommendations.  

What is the Sensory Area?

Our sensory area was created as a space to provide tools and support services for those struggling with self-regulation and big behaviors.  We partnered with University of Tyler Occupational Therapy Master’s Program to create a wonderful area to serve our foster, adoptive and kinship families.  

What is the Collective Closet?

This closet is filled with new and gently used items provided by churches and individuals to help foster, adoptive and kinship families in a tangible way.  It is often a “first touch” with a family that can lead to a relationship and connection. It takes a village to run our closet.  Let us know if you would like to Volunteer or donate items please email  

Collective Closet Hours

Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Friday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For appointments, please call 903-253-9144.

If you need something, want to donate, or would like to volunteer contact us at

New Big Items

Donation Items Needed

  • Children’s Storybook Bibles

  • Teen Bibles for guys

  • Teen Bibles for girls

  • Adventure Bible for Elementary age

  • New Infant Car Seats

  • New Convertible Car Seats

  • New Booster Car Seats

  • New Cribs

  • New Crib mattresses

  • Diapers- Newborn to Size 7

  • Pull Ups- 2T-6T

  • Overnight Pull Ups

  • Crib mattress protectors

  • Crib sheets

  • Ethnic Hair Products

  • Toiletries (no toothbrushes or toothpaste)

  • Underwear all sizes and genders

  • Socks all sizes and genders

  • Shoes- new and gently used all sizes

  • Clothing Preemie to Adult XL new and gently used

  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target or Old Navy

  • Strollers single and double

  • Baby gyms

  • Monitors

  • Highchairs

  • Back Packs

  • Duffel Bags

  • Weighted Blankets

The Collective Closet helps meet foster and adoptive family needs. Help us get to know you better by filling out our Welcome Form for foster and adoptive families.

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