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Donate to Marcie's Heart

Donate to Marcie's Heart Donation Center
Whether your gift is money, items, or time (through volunteering), you can change lives!

Who We Are: Marcie's Heart is a donation center and market at Foster Kinship. Marcie's Heart runs on donations, time, and love from the community - and we need your support! Your donations of reusable items support Foster Kinship's mission to help keep home in the family for children living in kinship care. We love having a place for our caregivers and their children to feel welcome. Through our evidence-based family stability programming, we provide tangible resources to our caregivers every day. We also open our Caregiver's Corner Market four times a month to families in our programs.

How to Donate: Marcie's Heart accepts new and gently used clothing and shoes for babies, children, teens, and adults, household items, and new and used toys. Please check our list of items we DO and DO NOT accept.

Please ensure your items are clean, and in good condition, and that the shoes are in pairs. Don't forget to check pockets, purses, and wallets for any personal items or information. We love gently used toys, but please make sure all the parts are still included, and that they are in working condition. 

All donations must be bagged or boxed and be light enough for our volunteers to lift. No loose items, please!

We do not sell donated items. If we cannot use your donated item, we will provide it to another nonprofit.

Donation Warehouse Hours: Drop off your donations by checking in at our front office at 3925 W Cheyenne, Suite 401, NLV, NV 89032, during donation hours.  Donation hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM-4 PM and Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Foster Kinship is closed Sunday and Monday. When you arrive, we will help you with your items and provide you with a donation receipt. Please do not leave donations outside our doors. We are unable to pick up donations.

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Always Needed

Marcie's Heart accepts new and gently used clothing for babies, children, teens, and adults. We also always need:

  • Diapers
  • Pull Ups
  • Wipes
  • Formula
  • Hygiene Items
  • New Car Seats
  • Cribs/Toddler Beds and Bedding
  • New Underwear and Socks
  • Toys
  • Bikes
  • New Sheets, Towels, and Bedding

Seasonal Items

Our storage space is limited; please bring these items in season only.

  • Bathing Suits
  • Back-to-school items
  • Jackets and Coats
  • Halloween Costumes
  • Holiday Gifts
  • Holiday Clothing

 

Unable to Accept

Marcie's Heart is unable to accept the following items:

  • Furniture
  • Electronics or TVs
  • Used Car Seats
  • Used Mattresses
  • Used Pillows
  • Expired Items
  • Maternity Clothes
  • Nursing Supplies
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Auto Parts
  • Household Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Suitcases
  • Rugs
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Shop the Market

Caregivers' Corner Market

At the Caregivers' Corner Market in Marcie's Heart Donation Center, kinship caregivers can shop for household items, teen and adult clothing and shoes, jewelry and accessories, books, gently used toys, and seasonal and specialty items. 

Everything is free and there is no limit. Items provided for kinship families at the Market can not be sold. Kinship families must have an account with Foster Kinship to shop.  

Hours: Open the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 5 PM- 7 PM and 2nd to 4th Saturdays from 10 AM and Noon. 

Caregivers who complete all five Kinship Licensing classes will have access to private shop options. 

Shopping by appointment can be made with a Foster Kinship case manager. 

Seasonal Pop-Up Markets

Contact Foster Kinship and watch our calendar and social media for the exact dates and times of our seasonal Pop Up Markets.

  • Jacket Shop- January
  • Spring Fling Clothing Market- March
  • Summer Blast Swimwear- June
  • Back to School Uniforms and Supplies- July
  • Kinship Month Celebration- September
  • Halloween Clothes and Costume Pop Up - October
  • Holiday Clothing Shop- November
  • Santas Workshop (Holiday Toy Distribution)- December

Request Items

Kinship caregivers can request clothing and other items for children in their homes every 90 days and by referral from their Foster Kinship Family Advocate. 

Caregiver Request Form

Volunteer at Marcie's Heart

Volunteer with Marcie's Heart:

We are looking for committed people to help us! Our awesome volunteers greet community donors, assist in accepting donations, sort and organize our donations, restock the Market, bundle clothes for our family advocates to distribute, keep the warehouse clean, and participate in events like our Holiday Market, Santa's Workshop, and other seasonal Pop-Up Markets.

We love our volunteers! They are the heart and soul of what we do at Marcie's Heart, and they make it all happen. We have the following opportunities:

Working a Regular Shift: Sort and organize clothing, shoes, toys, household goods, toiletries, and other miscellaneous items that are donated. Includes restocking the Market, bundling clothes by size and gender, fulfilling caregiver/family advocate requests, and preparing for Pop-Up events and Seasonal Markets. Two-hour shifts are available Tuesday-Friday from 10 AM- 4 PM and Saturday from 10 AM- 2 PM. 

Working During our Caregiver Corner Markets: Greet and check-in caregivers at the door, help caregivers find items they need, help bag items and take them to cars, if needed. Keep the Market tidy, and take back hangers. Markets are the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5 PM- 7 PM and the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 AM - Noon. 

Working at Events: Greet caregivers, help them shop, and work at the exit to bag items and carry to vehicles. Be willing to be flexible to help where needed! Event dates will be sent out to volunteers. 

Bring Your Group: We occasionally have some big projects that need a lot of hands! Advance notice is required. 

Whether you are available for a regular, weekly shift, for work in our Caregiver Corner Market, to volunteer at an event, or to bring your group to help, we are looking forward to hearing from you. You can sign up for a shift at this link: https://calendly.com/kinshipstrong  and we will contact you to confirm dates and times. If you would like to tour our warehouse and learn more about opportunities to volunteer for a shift or the markets or to schedule a group project, don't hesitate to contact us at 702-546-9988 or Marcie@FosterKinship.org.

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