Your birthday…you probably have at least one that sticks out in your memory. Cards from family and friends, a birthday cake with your favorite character, and perhaps even a party with your classmates. This is often not the scenario for youth in foster care, but with your help we can change that!
Birthday celebrations can be tough while in foster care. Kids who are in foster care often don’t have fond memories of birthday parties with friends, family or sometimes any kind of celebration. Prior to care it is common for birthday’s to be overlooked.
Our staff enjoys taking something small to kids during their weekly visit when it is their birthday. It is another way of showing the kids that we do care. CHOICES is able to utilize extra toy donations for younger kids.
However, we don’t always have something for our older kids…and we have a high number of teenagers in our program. Will you help us wish our teens a Happy Birthday?
Join us in spreading some Valentine’s Day love, and provide 12 foster kids a $10 gift card for their birthday. In total we are seeking $120 to purchase gift cards for all of our birthdays in February, March and April of youth who are 13 and older.
12 donors…$10 each, and you will help us show some very awesome kids their big day matters and that someone cares! Donate now online by clicking here.
Together let’s end the birthday blues for kids in foster care! Questions? Contact Ashley Pester, Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 264-0084 ext. 122.
We were able to provide 13 gift cards to teenagers at the end of 2015, they were so excited! It really is something they respond well to.