The Bloom Closet, more than a resource center.

A source of dignity and joy.

A boutique-like shopping experience for foster children and their families.

When children enter foster care, most are empty-handed, with nothing but the clothes on their backs to call their own. In The Bloom Closet, we fill their hands with free clothing, books, toys, school supplies, and more. And we fill their hearts with encouragement and love.

The entire shopping experience, from the enthusiastic staff to the whimsical décor and high-quality items, strives to spark joy and restore dignity within each child.

The entire shopping experience, from the enthusiastic staff to the whimsical décor and high-quality items, strives to spark joy and restore dignity within each child.

The Bloom
Closet Express

The Bloom Closet Express is a custom-designed truck that transforms into a pop-up boutique with all the free resources of The Bloom Closet. The Express travels to foster children in underserved communities across Georgia, outside of The Bloom Closet’s immediate reach.

11Alive was on site at The Bloom Express launch in April 2021.
Watch what they had to say.

SUPPORT THE BLOOM CLOSET

As a non-profit organization, Bloom relies on in-kind and financial donations to help meet the needs of displaced children and youth. Your tax-deductible donations are gifts through Bloom to foster children throughout the state of Georgia.

Donate In-Kind

The Bloom Closet relies on donations of new and gently-used items for infants, children, and teenagers.
You can help by making in-kind donations, organizing a donation drive, or purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List.

Donate Financially

The Bloom Closet is 100% donor-funded. Financial donations help address seasonal and emergency needs not met by in-kind donations.

Volunteer

Volunteers process in-kind donations and spend time one-on-one with the children as they shop in The Bloom Closet. We welcome individual and group volunteers.

In-Kind Donations

Can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9:00AM ET to 5:00PM ET at our Volunteer and Donations Center:
The Hive
115 Marquis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Contact Us to learn more about donation drives.

Items needed

Infant to Teen Clothing

New or gently-used shoes, shirts, pants, shorts, pajamas, winter jackets, mittens, hats, and only-new socks and underwear.

Baby Gear

Diapers, diaper wipes, diaper bags, baby powder, lotion, diaper rash ointment, infant shampoo, infant carriers, baby swings, cribs, blankets, linens, bottles, sippy cups, bibs, and new pacifiers.

Full-Size Toiletries

Toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, soap, and hair care products for all hair types.

Office & Store Supplies

Trash bags, paper towels, kitchen bags, zip ties, sanitizing wipes, and rubber bands.

School Supplies, Toys, & Gift Cards

Books and toys for babies, children and teens, school supplies, and gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, etc.)

For Foster Parents

The Bloom Closet provides vital support to foster children and the families who care for them.

Who Can Access The Bloom Closet?
The Bloom Closet and The Bloom Closet Express exist for the benefit of displaced children in Georgia. Any child in the following situations can access the free clothing, supplies, and other essentials.

 

  • Any Georgia foster child living in the custody of DFCS, including children living in DFCS-approved kinship homes.

     

  • College-age foster children attending school who have signed themselves back into DFCS custody.

     

  • Foster children in an Independent Living Program who have signed themselves back into DFCS custody.

How Often?

Foster children can receive free clothing and supplies quarterly or after a growth spurt.

What Does Bloom Require?

We require only to see a DFCS placement letter or a referral letter from your caseworker showing that the child you are shopping for is in your care.

Please bring your letter with you to your appointment.

Do I Need An Appointment?

Yes. Foster Parents or other caregivers can call (770) 461-7020 to schedule an appointment to visit The Bloom Closet.

Please make every attempt to honor your appointment time. If you are unable to make it, we appreciate 24-hours’ notification.

Where Is The Bloom Closet?

150 Marquis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

The Bloom Closet is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

What If I Live Far Away?
If you live over an hour away from Fayetteville, GA you can call (770) 461-7020 to request a visit from The Bloom Closet Express.

The Express brings the resources of The Bloom Closet directly to underserved communities throughout Georgia.

Call the number below to make an appointment for your quarterly visit or a special visit after a growth spurt.

“Fostering has been one of the most rewarding experiences we could ever ask for. The children that have come into our care have not only become a part of our family, but also our hearts. As foster parents, we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to provide a loving, nurturing, and safe environment for children in need. There is nothing more precious than seeing the smile on the face of a child for the first time, it brings us so much joy and happiness.”
SHARDE AND AARON, BLOOM FOSTER PARENTS

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115 Marquis Dr.
Fayetteville, GA 30214