The MCFAPA Equipment & Clothing Exchange started over 3 years ago as a way for families to support each other tangibly. “The Exchange” sponsored by MCFAPA, is open to all currently active foster, adoptive, and kinship families who reside in or near Madison County, Alabama. (If you live, work, or shop regularly in Madison County, you can be a member.)
Items listed are donated to MCFAPA for use only by foster, kinship, and adoptive parents in Madison County, Alabama and its neighboring counties. These items include but are not limited to baby gear, furniture, children’s toys, books, and clothing for boys and girls. Members are also free to post their items to pass on to other member families. All items on “The Exchange” are offered absolutely free and at no charge to all our families –no selling or redistribution permitted! It is our desire that families will freely share their excess items with others here or by passing along to any of the local closets like Our Kids Clothing Center at The Rock Family Worship Center.
We are supported, in part, due to local partnerships with Once Upon A Child, Plato’s Closet, & other stores as well as a core group of Sorters. Our volunteer Sorters pick up donations almost daily, take to their home, sort, “tag & bag,” post online, and distribute to our families.
Rules of “The Exchange”
All claimed items must be picked up within one (1) week of claiming, or the items will be reposted. Repeatedly claiming and not picking up items can be grounds for “muting” your ability to claim or removal from the group. Please respect our volunteers time and pick up claimed items promptly.
Please, be respectful of our donated resources and claim items for your current use only. No “stockpiling” for possible, future use. No selling of items claimed here. We believe in abundance! Your need will be met when it happens. Let’s work together to support all families in our group.
Should any of the stipulations of our page be broken, an Admin will reach out via PM to discuss. If it’s found that you do not meet the criteria, a warning will be given. The 2nd offense is a temporary suspension from the page and a 3rd offense will include removal from page. We want to serve our families the best we can and we hope that you understand.
Be sure and post any items you need. Use the ISO (In Search Of) post here for all requests for needed items. We encourage all families to check this list before posting, and main sorters check this list as well.
Join “The Exchange” here. Please make sure you completely answer the required questions – we CAN NOT approve you without them and your request will be declined otherwise. Refer any families you know who meet our criteria.