Kids drawing on floor on paper. Preschoo


Lakeshore Foster Families and Friends is not like other nonprofits. We are a 100% volunteer-run organization that believes no child should go without. We are local so that our focus can stay on our community. Each year, we provide our services to the families and children who need us most because of gaps in the system. We have created our programs to ensure the families and children are supported in every way they can. 


As problems continue to rise in Manitowoc County, it is essential that Lakeshore Foster Families and Friends is prepared and equipped to care for the flood of children entering the foster care system. We are dedicated to reaching as many children and foster parents as we possibly can in our community. We need your financial partnership to reach that goal.


At some point in life, we all need a helping hand. Lakeshore Foster Families and Friends is proving the support and resources to the children in our community who need it the most. We hope to continue this mission for many years to come. We are excited about the future of Lakeshore Foster Families and Friends and we have big plans ready to go. Let us take the next step together and build a community that will care for generations to come.

Wish List

Lakeshore Foster Families & Friends is always in need of in-kind donations​. We have created a list of general items needed, here. We also have two online wish lists through Amazon, here and at Target. Online donations can be directly sent to us or you can arrange a time to drop off at our office.  



We build customized partnerships by working with companies of all sizes, allowing them to give back to the community through Lakeshore Foster Families and Friends. For sponsorship opportunities, here.


Volunteer or Board Member

There are lots of ways to put your valuable abilities to work for raising awareness and supporting on behalf of the children and families we support. If interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Application, or to be considered as a board member fill out the Board Member Application.


Start a Drive

You can help children get the essential items they need by hosting your own donation drive. It’s an easy way to give back to your community while leaving the planning to us. If you're interested, see our flyer and reach out!