We've planted the seeds.

Won't you

help us grow?

 

Make a difference today
by donating:

  • food

  • clothing

  • personal items

  • linens

  • gift cards

  • scholarships 

  • cash!

Your cash donation allows us to provide basic services. food, and supplies to these at-risk youth, as well as provide scholarships and housing for emancipated foster youth wishing to pursue their dreams of a college degree and so much more.

  • $25 pays for one hour of tutoring

  • $50 provides a Blessing Box filled with enough food and toiletries for a week

  • $75 pays for a Comfort Case full of clothing, shoes, and linens

  • $125 enables a former dropout to take the GED

  • $500 pays for 1 semester of college textbooks

  • $1,000 pays for a 9 weeks of a college meal plan 

  • $3,000 pays for one semester of community college

  • $5,000 provides a 1-year scholarship for dormitory housing

  • $11,000 pays for a fully year of college tuition and room and board for a former foster child

donate food & clothing

Help Ruby’s Foster Village keep costs down by donating the important items on our wish list: food, personal products, clothing, and linens, or gift cards are appreciated, which we package into Blessing Boxes and Comfort Cases and distribute to foster kids and former foster kids in need. CLICK HERE to see our Wish List!

 

Donate Your Vehicle

Do you have a reliable vehicle to donate? We could use one. Call our office or contact Novelette at nbowen@rubysfostervillage.org.

TO MAIL YOUR DONATION . . .

If you would rather mail your donation, please make your check payable to Ruby's Foster Village, Inc. and mail it to:

      

RUBY'S FOSTER VILLAGE, INC.

3111 Route 38, Suite 11 #271

Mount Laurel NJ, 08054

donate your time

We are looking for qualified volunteers, professionals, and Mentors in the following areas:

  • Teachers

  • Social Workers

  • Coaches

  • Professors

  • Police Officers

  • Doctors, Nurses

  • Engineers

  • Psychologists

  • Lawyers

  • Financial Educators

  • Parents

  • Caregivers

  • Pastors

  • Volunteer College Interns

 

We also need volunteers to pack and deliver

blessing boxes, comfort cases, and much more. 

DID YOU KNOW?

     

Foster youth are one of the most vulnerable subgroups of children living in the the United States. According to Foster Care statistics & resources, approximately 443,000 children and youth are currently in foster care in the United States and 30,000 youth between the ages of 18-21 "age out" of the foster care system annually.  

 

These at-risk youth:

  • Have the highest high school dropped rate of 50% and are often unable to take and pass the GED test;

  • Are unprepared for college level work;

  • Although 70% say they would like to go to college, less than 3% will earn a college degree in their life time;

  • Within four years of aging out of the foster care system, 50% of youth have no earnings;

  • those who do have earnings make less than $7,500 a year and are unable to economically sustain themselves;

  • Lack of preparation for adult life results in 60% of these youth being convicted of a crime.

Findings show that Domestic Violence inflicts harm to children such as emotional harm, psychological harm, physical pain, and low self-esteem, which impacts the child's learning systems, thereby influencing a child to lose interest in education, arrive late to school, be absent from school, and drop out of school.

 

Together, we can help them reshape the trajectory of their lives.

Won't you or someone you know join us?

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RUBY'S FOSTER VILLAGE

Ruby's Enlightened Path, Inc.

3111 Route 38, Suite 11 #271

Mount Laurel NJ, 08054

nbowen@RubysFosterVillage.org

609-933-0720

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