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2nd Annual Drive for Foster Kids Underway

TFN Tree Of Giving HOPE2022

Tree of Giving Hope

Sioux Valley Energy members can help area foster kids through the Cooperative’s second annual drive to help The Foster Network (formerly East River Foster Parents Network). More than 1,280 items were donated in the inaugural drive in 2021.

The Foster Network provides welcome bags, clothing, baby equipment, furniture (such as beds, dressers, and pack-n-plays), child-safe events, scholarships for extracurricular activities, cultural activities, camps, and over all support to foster parents.

According to their website, The Foster Network was established in 2011 by a group of foster parents. By 2019, the number of families served by the group’s clothing closet program grew. The program now serves around 60 kids a month. Learn more about The Foster Network at https://www.thefosternet.org/

To participate in the 2022 campaign, SVE members can bring donations to one of SVE’s offices during business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by December 16 and receive a small gift in return. 

Needed items:

  • New Hoodies (3T to Adult 3XL)
  • New Outfits (Newborn to 4T)
  • New Packages of Socks 
  • (Infant to Adult)
  • New Underwear
  • (Kids 4T to Adult 3XL)
  • New Pajamas
  • (Newborn to Adult 3XL)
  • New Blankets (Infant to Adult)
  • New Books or Journals 
  • (Infant to Teen)
  • New Games or Craft Sets

Sioux Valley Energy Office Drop off Locations:

  • 108 N Heritage Road, Brandon
  • 47092 SD Hwy 34, Colman
  • 1185 Ruud Trl. #4, Hartford
  • 1102 7th St SE, Pipestone, MN