Our mission is to provide support to children and families that are active in the Monmouth and Ocean County New Jersey foster care systems.
Our vision is to create a place where Foster Families can feel supported, and shop for supplies for the children they are caring for, at no cost to them. A place where Volunteers and Donors can come together and show Foster Families that the community supports them.
The Village was founded by two local Moms in September of 2019. Jacquie Olson has been a Foster Parent for the last 4 years and currently teaches PRIDE trainings to new Foster Parents. Jackie Dwyer has a background in both public & private accounting and served as an auditor of nonprofits & government agencies. Together they hope to change the way Foster Families are supported.
At the heart of our organization, The Village delivers clothing, basic necessities and comforts to children entering Foster Care and the families that open their homes to them. We feel strongly that in the best and worst of circumstances, it takes a village to raise a child. We are that village. Please join us in supporting one another. Together as a community, we can bridge the gap between families and businesses with resources to give, and those who could benefit from the support.