Foster Care

Foster Care Ministry

Foster Care Vision

Matthew 19:14 “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Our goal is to demonstrate the love of Jesus through support, hands on service, and genuine care for foster parents and relative care givers in Monterey County. We hope to accomplish this by offering a variety of events, personal availability, and occasional donations.


The vision of Cherish Boxes is to bless every child and youth that enters into foster care in Monterey County.

Cherish Boxes exist to provide children with age appropriate gifts to occupy them during an extremely vulnerable time. Every month, dozens of children are brought to Cherish Receiving Center in Monterey County as they await foster care placement. They have either been just removed from their home or are in transition between foster homes.

Cherish Boxes are a tangible act of love for children who often lose so much in the transition from home to home. The boxes are filled with things just for them, that they can keep with them permanently. And they’re made by you!

Check out this video on how to pack a Cherish Box

Cherish Box Packing List
Download Cherish Labels Printout here


Here at Calvary we have decided to be a blessing to the Foster Care community in our area. We host a handful of events here at the church each year that aim to enrich the lives of Foster Parents, Relative Caregivers, Social Workers, and Foster Children. We also provide free childcare periodically for Foster Families in our community. We need your help to continue to provide quality facilities, service, and childcare. Sign up today and experience the blessing of serving this pocket of our community.

How to get Involved:

  • Fill out our serve form and indicate which opportunity you would like to pursue.
  • We will provide your information to the appropriate organization or overseer.