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Foster care nonprofit to host ‘Pop-up Shop’

The Children’s Foundation of America, a foster care nonprofit, will be hosting a fundraising event for Child Abuse Prevention Month called “Fostering Style,” a one-day pop-up shop where attendees can shop for gently-used, higher-end clothing and accessories.

“Fostering Style” will take place at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will run in conjunction with an art show.

The Children’s Foundation of America, originally based out of Colton, is a nonprofit organization that partners with other organizations to identify and access foster care resources. Executive Director of the Children’s Foundation of America Cher Ofstedahl, and Outreach Director Rebecca Tortes had been discussing the foundation’s upcoming move from Colton to their new Claremont offices.

“Moving to a new place, as well as the dreaded normal ‘spring cleaning’ can really make you re-evaluate what you need,” said Ms. Tortes, who has been with the foundation since 2013.

“The idea,” Ms. Tortes explained, “was to reach out to our supporters and ask them, as they are doing their spring cleaning, to donate their clothing to support a wonderful cause, raising awareness for child abuse prevention.”

In the weeks leading up to the event, the Children’s Foundation of America has received hundreds of women’s clothes and accessories, ranging from donated vintage pieces to clothes, bags and shoes originally from higher-end stores like Anthropologie and Nordstrom. Although the original cost of these clothes and accessories can be on the higher side, each piece in the Fostering Style shop is $5 or less. More information is available by calling Ms. Tortes at (909) 426-0773.

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