Momma Bear’s Corner is a local kid’s store that sells slightly used clothing, toys and baby items. The founder Kelly Lester, has been a foster parent for over five years and has spent her time trying to help children. When she moved back to the South Shore, Kentucky area she saw a need for a store to help families and children. Kelly and her husband have fostered over 40 children in the last five years and have adopted four children through foster care.
“Seeing these children come into foster care, most with only the clothes on their backs, breaks my heart. So I wanted to start something to give those kids the things they deserve” said Lester.
So that’s when Lester decided to open a store for children. She started buying items here and there and keeping them. Her and her husband then found a retail location they were pleased with and made the appointment to look at it. From there on the business “fell into place,” according to Kelly.
Lesters’ oldest daughter, 17-year-old Ciera, has always called her mother “Momma Bear”. That’s where the name originated. When she found the location, it was in a plaza and the store was a corner store. Now known as Momma Bear’s Corner.
When this all came together Lester knew she had to do something for foster children. There is where she developed the idea for a $15 in-store Credit for any child who enters foster care. She knew it wasn’t much but she could make a big difference in the community and help the children.
Momma Bear’s Corner will be having an open house and Ribbon cutting ceremony Monday April 3 2017 at the store at 42 Plaza Drive Suite 6 South Shore, Kentucky. Food and drinks will be provided from 4-6 p.m. with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.