NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A month ago, Kara Puckett didn’t expect her garage to be filled with clothes, books and toys.
“Before we decided to do any of this, I dumped a bunch of stuff in the garage. I even said to Justin, ‘I’m so glad it’s all gone and the garage is so nice and clean’ , and now it’s all perpetual wreckage every time we get donations. We’re like, ‘Ugh, just throw it on the pile,'” she said.
The Pucketts recently became adoptive parents, and along the way they realized that families like them could use a helping hand.
“I think the statistic is something like over 50% of adoptive parents leaving after the first year, which I think is just amazing. That shouldn’t be the case. There should be more support for the families,” Puckett said.
Seeing an immediate need, the Pucketts acted quickly and before they knew it, their garage and empty bedroom had become storage units.
In just three weeks, they have seen the donations pour in.
“Antioch and surrounding communities like Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Nolensville have all just shown a huge outpouring of love,” Puckett said.
So much love that their garage can no longer cope with donations. But Puckett said the more families grow, the more Nashville Foster Love Closet will grow.
If you would like to help, Nashville Foster Love Closet needs volunteers to help sort through donations. The Pucketts have also set up an Amazon wishlist.