U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee

Serving Menominee, Marinette and Oconto County Families. Providing clothing assistance and basic needs for any one, who is caring for a child who is not their biological child.- free of charge

Operating as usual

[10/12/21]   We are looking for businesses in the Marinette, Menominee, & Oconto area to be drop off sites for our November shoe/boot drive - please let us know if your business/place of employment would be interested in participating, and we will get you added to our event.

We are hoping to have it be for the entire month of November, new shoes/boots only. This is a great way to promote and get folks into your business! ❤️

Photos from U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee's post 10/10/2021

Huge thanks to the First United Methodist Church of Menominee, MI and Stephenson United Methodist Church Women, for doing a diaper drive for us!
You guys have been so helpful over the last year, you’ve made our job a little easier ❤️!

10/09/2021

Do we have any families in need of a toddler bed? Message us if you are in need!

Do we have any families in need of a toddler bed? Message us if you are in need!

10/08/2021

Manuel’s Story of Hope!

Manuel was just 3 years old when he was abandoned by his mother and placed in a foster home. Manuel showed signs of severe neglect and physical abuse: he had scars on his body, was not toilet trained, and his speech was extremely limited.

His attorney immediately recommended that a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) be assigned to Manuel’s case, knowing that a CASA would be able to provide individual advocacy to Manuel to ensure his urgent needs were met and that he would receive the time and attention he needed to heal physically and emotionally.

On the outside, Manuel was an adorable, friendly child, but his history of abuse had caused serious damage to his inner, emotional health. When he became frustrated, Manuel would act violently. This challenging behavior proved difficult for foster parents, so within seven months Manuel was moved three times.

Manuel’s CASA saw that the changes aggravated Manuel’s emotional trauma so she worked to keep him from being moved again. She advocated for intensive therapy and special education as well as training for the foster parents in order to stabilize Manuel in their home and in school.

For the CASA, these improvements were not enough. Believing that Manuel needed a forever home, she continued to make inquiries about a permanent adoptive home, and when a young couple became interested in adopting Manuel, his CASA spoke to them weekly, keeping them up-to-date on Manuel’s progress in school and at home.
When Manuel was set to meet his adoptive parents for the first time, his CASA was with him. In fact, she helped him throughout the transition to a new home and continued to see him weekly until the adoption was finalized.

On a recent visit, his CASA was treated to a tour of his home. He told her, “This is my home now, and this is my own room. What I like here is that I have a mom and a dad who love me. They help me with my homework, and my dad even taught me how to fish!”

Help us #ChangeaChildsStory

Donate to Michigan CASA by texting MYMICASA to 44-321 or donate on-line here: https://www.michigancasa.org/donate

Learn more about volunteering here: https://www.michigancasa.org/volunteer

10/06/2021
Photos from U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee's post 10/06/2021

Fully stocked and finally organized (again!)

Tons of new stuff on the racks, including winter attire. Brand new Boots. Hats. Mittens. And coats…. And long sleeves and pants!

Message us to stop in.. it’s getting chilly out!!

10/05/2021

Applications are now open for Coats for kids and Christmas! Sign up online at https://saangeltree.org/ or over the phone 715-735-7448. Households with no children please sign up by calling and speaking to one of our staff. You will need the following documents applicant ID, proof of address, proof of income, child ID. Coats deadline is Oct. 31.

10/04/2021

[10/01/21]   ***update. We have several to choose from thanks *****

We have a family in need of a dresser that is taking a placement of a kiddo next week.

Does anyone have one in like new/good condition they are wanting to part with?

We will pay if need be.

09/29/2021

We're a few months away from the holiday season but our [Tree of Light] registration is now open!🎄

If you live in Menominee or Marinette County and could use some help with Christmas gifts this year, please register by November 8th:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LIGHT2021

Volunteer opportunities coming soon!❤️

Photos from U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee's post 09/28/2021

HATS. HOODIES. SHIRTS. Oh my!!!

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items below- please message us with your option numbers, sizes and colors, and payment preferences! 🙂.

We accept PayPal, venmo, check, cash, and Facebook pay…

Orders will be taken until October 22.

All logos will be in white, and on the front of the shirts.

On the hats, it will not say “serving Marinette Menominee and Oconto”. It’ll only be our logo and “UP FOSTER CLOSET”

Timeline Photos 09/27/2021

Timeline Photos

Photos from U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee's post 09/25/2021

$10,133.00….. that was the total amount that the Triple C Riders and U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee fundraised during our event back in August.

If you EVER get the opportunity to do an event with them… DO IT! We had such a great time,
And they do so much for our community… we shared great laughs, and made great friends. It was an opportunity of a lifetime that we are ever so greatful to have been part of.

Check out their page or their website
https://triplecriders.org/ , to find out info on their Frosty Ride, and ways you can help. This will be their final ride of the season. (It’s today!!!!!!) but ongoing support would be appreciated in numerous ways until Christmas time! 🥰

09/22/2021
09/22/2021
Photos from U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee's post 09/21/2021

The Entire Upper Michigan is in PLACEMENT CRISIS as we are in significant need of foster homes; Today, I'm speaking on behalf of our Tri County- Menominee, Delta, and Dickinson, Specifically.If you, or anyone you know is interested, and/or on the fence about becoming a foster parent, please call our LOCAL licensing workers to answer any questions you may have........

They can also direct you to contacts within the other counties in the UP as well. Please share this post ❤

Grant Ziems- 906-290-2135
Bonnie Harrison- 906-399-9269

[09/17/21]   ****Update!! Found one!! thank you!!!*************

Good Morning!

We have a family in need of a baby bouncer as they just took placement yesterday of a little baby.

Before we go purchase a brand new one,
We were wondering if anyone is selling one? Let me know!

Thanks!

09/08/2021

Thanks to the joggers drive at Maurice's M&M Fashion, Friends & Local Trends -we now have over 30+ pairs of joggers/leggings/jeans for our older girls! ❤️

Thanks to the joggers drive at Maurice's M&M Fashion, Friends & Local Trends -we now have over 30+ pairs of joggers/leggings/jeans for our older girls! ❤️

09/07/2021

So this AWESOME little dude held a special lemonade stand a few weeks ago, and unbeknownst to us at the Closet, did it with the intentions to donate some of his earnings to the #upfosterclosetofmenominee so that we could "buy warm stuff for the kids we help." He said he wanted to be like his grandpa, who also helps foster kids.....What a sweet little guy. ❤

Thanks for the $50.00 Cam! we will make sure to do our part and honor your request with purchasing warm stuff for kids!

So this AWESOME little dude held a special lemonade stand a few weeks ago, and unbeknownst to us at the Closet, did it with the intentions to donate some of his earnings to the #upfosterclosetofmenominee so that we could "buy warm stuff for the kids we help." He said he wanted to be like his grandpa, who also helps foster kids.....What a sweet little guy. ❤

Thanks for the $50.00 Cam! we will make sure to do our part and honor your request with purchasing warm stuff for kids!

09/01/2021

~*~*~*~GIVE AWAY!!!!!~*~*~*~*FREE*FREE*FREE*FREE*

Our featured business of the week:

The Downtown Sandwich and Ice Cream Shoppe has graciously helped us "spread the word" for our services by putting stickers with our information on their take out containers. Take a pic and send to us, if you get one!

To win this $20 with of gift certificates, SHARE this post and leave us a comment with your favorite item on their menu!

*********For each group you share to, your name will be entered an additional time into the drawing.

Give away closes on 9/8/2021. Winner will be announced and certificate will be mailed or can be picked up. ❤

#upfosterclosetofmenominee

~*~*~*~GIVE AWAY!!!!!~*~*~*~*FREE*FREE*FREE*FREE*

Our featured business of the week:

The Downtown Sandwich and Ice Cream Shoppe has graciously helped us "spread the word" for our services by putting stickers with our information on their take out containers. Take a pic and send to us, if you get one!

To win this $20 with of gift certificates, SHARE this post and leave us a comment with your favorite item on their menu!

*********For each group you share to, your name will be entered an additional time into the drawing.

Give away closes on 9/8/2021. Winner will be announced and certificate will be mailed or can be picked up. ❤

#upfosterclosetofmenominee

09/01/2021
08/31/2021

Blesch Intermediate School sent this home, within their kiddo's back to school packets.

All schools may benefit from this. Even if they have not advised you to do this, calling your child's specific school, letting them know this information, may not be a bad idea!

Blesch Intermediate School sent this home, within their kiddo's back to school packets.

All schools may benefit from this. Even if they have not advised you to do this, calling your child's specific school, letting them know this information, may not be a bad idea!

08/31/2021

Integra First Federal Credit Union hands check to Faith Sandahl, Secretary for the #upfosterclosetofmenominee , today after closing up their raffle fundraiser, with all proceeds benefitting the Closet.
Thanks to all that stopped by for Weiner's and Raffles, they were able to raise over $900!

Integra First Federal Credit Union hands check to Faith Sandahl, Secretary for the #upfosterclosetofmenominee , today after closing up their raffle fundraiser, with all proceeds benefitting the Closet.
Thanks to all that stopped by for Weiner's and Raffles, they were able to raise over $900!

08/31/2021

Two more days!!! Share and comment before it’s too late!

*********GIVEAWAY CLOSED!***********

Our featured business of the week:

The Cafe Green has graciously helped us "spread the word" for our services by putting stickers with our information on their take out containers. Take a pic and send to us, if you get one!

To win this $20 gift certificate, to The Cafe Green (which they also generously donated to us) SHARE this post and leave us a comment with your favorite item on their menu!

*********For each group you share to, your name will be entered an additional time into the drawing.

Give away closes on 9/1/2021. Winner will be announced and certificate will be mailed or can be picked up. ❤

#upfosterclosetofmenominee

08/27/2021

*********GIVEAWAY CLOSED!***********

Our featured business of the week:

The Cafe Green has graciously helped us "spread the word" for our services by putting stickers with our information on their take out containers. Take a pic and send to us, if you get one!

To win this $20 gift certificate, to The Cafe Green (which they also generously donated to us) SHARE this post and leave us a comment with your favorite item on their menu!

*********For each group you share to, your name will be entered an additional time into the drawing.

Give away closes on 9/1/2021. Winner will be announced and certificate will be mailed or can be picked up. ❤

#upfosterclosetofmenominee

*********GIVEAWAY CLOSED!***********

Our featured business of the week:

The Cafe Green has graciously helped us "spread the word" for our services by putting stickers with our information on their take out containers. Take a pic and send to us, if you get one!

To win this $20 gift certificate, to The Cafe Green (which they also generously donated to us) SHARE this post and leave us a comment with your favorite item on their menu!

*********For each group you share to, your name will be entered an additional time into the drawing.

Give away closes on 9/1/2021. Winner will be announced and certificate will be mailed or can be picked up. ❤

#upfosterclosetofmenominee

[08/27/21]   How cool it is, to be driving down the street and seeing someone wearing a UP Foster Closet shirt this morning!

Thank you for promoting for us!!! ❤️❤️

Speaking of shirts, if your new to our site or missed out last year, we are going to be having another go around this year of ordering!

However, as per requested- this time we are also adding hoodies and beanies in the mix!

Stay tuned as we work out the final colors and pricing we hope to get it up on our site within the next week or so!

Thanks to Image Works Custom Apparel for helping us out this year again with our orders!

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08/24/2021

Aiyana would be a good road trip companion because she loves playing games with family and friends and just enjoying each other’s company. What are your favorite car games to pass the time while you’re cruising on a road trip?

Find out more about fun-loving Aiyana at https://www.mare.org/For-Families/View-Waiting-Children/view/Detail?id=51937

#MARERoadTrip #AdoptMIKids #Adoption #RoadTrip

08/20/2021

🗓 School is just around the corner and we’re ready to help with Back to School needs! Check out this special for a limited time. 💻🎒
✏️Apply at: http://www.integrafirstfcu.com/Apply_for_a_Loan_155.html

[08/19/21]   Hey friends!

We are in need of 4T girls and 3T boys- if your cleaning your closet out and planning to donate please send us a message! Thanks!

Photos from U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee's post 08/19/2021

We have several newcomers to our page, so I wanted to re-share this, as it hasn't been shared in a while!

This provides families with who we are when you reach out to us, and what we do! Please read, and share!

[08/19/21]   Village of Crivitz, Wisconsin is putting on a BINGO night THIS SATURDAY from 6-9pm with a suggested $5.00 price to participate.

Join in on the fun, eat some dinner and play BINGO.

This event will benefit the #UPFosterClosetofMenominee!

Check out the #fundvendorgamenight page for more information! ❤️

08/18/2021

The American Red Cross Babysitting Course will be offered during a Marinette School District day off on September 24th and again on October 9th. Students only need to register and attend one of the two days to become certified in Babysitting, Pediatric CPR/AED, and First Aid. Sign up online at https://marinette.recdesk.com/Community/Program, at the REC, or by calling 715-732-2006.

08/18/2021

Beth Richey Counseling

Check out my list on Amazon 08/17/2021

Check out my list on Amazon

Many have reached out to see what we are in need of for the upcoming school year, so we wanted to put a post out letting everyone know.

We aren’t picky and these items don’t need to come from Amazon. They are just ideas for reference. All sizes and genders needed. 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2956KIW016UCJ?ref_=wl_share

Thanks!

Check out my list on Amazon

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PO BOX 932
Menominee, MI
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