Foster Kids Need Our Help!
Welcome to Friends of Foster Kids!

Welcome to the home of Friends of Foster Kids, a Macomb County, Michigan, based charity whose goal is to help our community's foster children.

Friends of Foster Kids (FOFK) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Macomb County, Michigan in 2008.

We provide a "Christmas" for foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters.

From Macomb County alone there are approximately 900 children in foster care each year. Many of these children have never experienced the joy of receiving a gift at Christmas.

In a season for family, granting a child's wish speaks softly of unconditional love form people who care.

Learn more about Friends of Foster Kids and here the testimonial from one of our first foster children we supported, please watch our video: HERE

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How does Friends of Foster Kids Help?

Foster care case workers provide us with the first names, ages, gender, sizes, and "wish lists", for the foster kids they supervise. Donors are asked to provide a child with gifts of clothing and things of interest, such as toys, games or items from their wish list. Each child makes up a wish list of their special wants or needs, as they have no one to provide for them. Their needs range from underwear, boxers, winter coats and hoodies, to towels, sheets and pillows of their own. Duffle bags are also a must, as these children often live out of plastic bags. Your gifts for each child must be wrapped and labeled with the child's first name, age and the case workers code number. The gifts are distributed to the foster care worker, who hand delivers the gifts directly to the child.

Be SANTA for a "foster kid" this year...every year...and tell one or two of your friends!

The 4 C's of Friends of Foster Kids

We have focused our services on four key programs: Christmas, College, Cars, and Care. Friends of Foster Kids has expanded its services to lend a hand to the older children as they become young adults, going off to college and learning to live independently. Without the support of family, we help them by meeting some of their needs.


FOFK provides Christmas for foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters. FOFK fulfills each child’s wish list with new items wrapped with care and then works to ensure timely delivery for Christmas.


FOFK provide foster children entering college, with a care package containing essentials they need to transition to dormitory living and start their college career.


FOFK as a trusted partner with the State of Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative Program advances the funds necessary for the purchase of a vehicle for a qualified foster child.


FOFK is a network of caring volunteers like you, working together to make a difference in a foster child’s life. Helping provide for the needs of a child coming into care on an individual basis, and building awareness of the needs of foster children.

We are Volunteers

Friends of Foster Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This volunteer organization is made of people from all walks of life. People just like you, that want to make a difference in a child's world. We are "Friends of Foster Kids". Foster kids are children that, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their homes, due to neglect or abuse, and placed in temporary housing. These events happen so quickly, that often times the children have no opportunity to gather their belongings. Basic things such as clothing, underwear, a pillow...things we take for granted...toothpaste, photos...little things that help them feel safe and secure. We try to help...We let them know they are not alone...they are not forgotten.

There is no funding or special program that can help. We need your help.


You Can Be A Friend

Friends of Foster Kids depends on the help and support of individuals and organizaitons who wish to make a difference in a child's life.

The needs are, personal care items, pillows, blankets, duffle bags, toys and games, or a special request of the child.

Help a child who...


  • never had a bike
  • never owned a doll or toy truck
  • needs a winter coat and boots
  • wants their own baseball mitt or football
  • needs baby development toys
  • wants a warm pajamas or a blanket


Specific gifts are given for each child to show that they are valued and cared about during the Holiday season.


How You Can Help


  • Fulfill a child's Christmas wish list
  • Donate money or new items
  • Volunteer by calling 586-307-GIFT (4438)
  • If you shop on Amazon please consider joining AmazonSmile and supporting Friends of Foster Kids. It is free to you and Amazon will donate .5% of every purchase to FOFK, sign up HERE.



There are many stories but I will share this one for now...

A young lady, 20 years old, and about to (what they refer to as) "age out", was one of our gift recipients our first year.  Having no expectations, she had provided a wish list to her foster care case worker.  When she was handed a stack of gifts, carefully wrapped with satin ribbon and bows she began to cry.  You see, her mother was a crack addict and she was removed from her home at the age of 3.  For 17 years she was in foster care and never placed in a permanent home.  Over the years, she had watched as other children got Christmas gifts.  This was the first time that she ever received gifts of her own.  "I received everything I asked for", she said again and again with tears falling from her eyes.  She was so grateful to not have been forgotten.  It gave her such hope.  We can know that the love from a giving heart will have a positive impact on the life of a child. Just to know that someoone cares.


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