Donations for Foster Care Alumni Transition

You can donate to help Foster Care Alumni Transition (FCAT) support young adults aging out of the foster care system and transitioning to college.

Did you know?

  • After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.
  • More than 23,000 children will age out of the US foster care system every year. Most are only given a trash bag to carry their belongs.
  • There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.

Here's How You Can Help

Give dignity back with #NoMoreTrashBags for young adults aging out of foster care.

Fill a backpack with comfort and personal care items and drop it off at any of our Advising and Counseling Centers.

Suggestions for new items include:

  • Backpacks and suitcases
  • Men's and women's:
    • Underwear and socks (sizes S–XXL)
    • Basketball shorts, sweatpants, and t-shirts (sizes S–XXL)
    • Winter jackets (sizes S–XXL)
  • Hygiene kits (shampoo, conditioner, body wash)
  • Laundry kits (detergent, dryer sheets, Tide PODS)
  • Wireless headphones
  • Motivational books
  • Simple cookbooks
  • Cookware
  • Journal and pen sets

Drop-Off Locations

You can drop-off your donation at any of our Advising and Counseling offices.

Have questions?

Email us at or call 817-515-4559.

Updated January 03, 2024