What a generous little girl! Last year, she and her family helped at Friends of Foster Kids and it truly touched her heart. It made such an impression on her that she took the money she received for her birthday and bought toys for the foster kids! A special thank you to our special angels for your donations.
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.
Being our inaugural Newsletter, I felt it only fitting that we begin by expressing our sincere “Gratitude” for your continued
support. We recognize that you, our donors, are the life blood of this organization. It is through your caring, commitment and
generosity that ensures the success of this program. You truly are Angels!
Looking back through the years I’ve watched this organization grow. Helping us to spread the word, you are making smiles happen and bringing joy into the lives of our local foster children. Witnessing the love that passes from our donors, showing a child they do matter, speaks volumes. Together we are able to impact the lives of so many of our local foster children.
Currently we are wrapping up our Hats Off to Grads Program, providing our foster children with the tools and necessities they need to set up for living independently and beginning their college life. Without the support of a family, we can always count on you to step in.
Together we are changing lives…one child at a time!
Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others ~ Pablo
In mid-June we kicked off our college program for 30+ college students from Macomb and Oakland counties.
This college program is an annual program that runs to mid July. Then collections are sorted/organized for a one-time distribution in time for the student to leave for college in August.
Sponsoring a student entails purchasing specific items that the college student would need to start their college year, it can vary from student to student. Each student fills out a wish list stating the items they will need from graphing calculators, bedding, mini refrigerators and microwaves to personal care items, laundry and cleaning supplies to storage bins.
Angels, like you, make this important program a success!!
King of Kings Lutheran Church Women’s Ministry, “Sew Much Love” is sew awesome! They made 30 pillowcases in 90 minutes for Friends of Foster Kids at one of their earlier meetings and met again on August 18th to sew 50 more! Thank you ladies, FOFK and the foster children truly appreciate your generosity!
Friends of Foster Kids marched in the Saint Clair Shores 2016 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2016. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Friends of Foster Kids and spread awareness for our organization!
Thank you King of Kings for letting us speak at your Aprons with Attitude Brunch on May 14, 2016. We’re so thankful that these wonderful ladies will be donating pillow cases and blankets to Friends of Foster Kids.
Supporters we’re able to shop for upcoming birthdays, Mother’s day, communions and just because! This was a wonderful opportunity to purchase that special gift for those special someones and support a worthy cause! Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time! 15% of all proceeds will be donated to support Friends of Foster Kids, excluding Charity By Design and the Bangle of the Month.
We are excited to announce the winner of the bracelet drawing at our Alex and Ani fundraiser. Congratulations to Diane P. of Clinton Township! Thank you again to all that came out to support us!!
A wonderful night was had by all at the Friends of Foster Kids 2nd Annual Fundraiser. Held on October 29, 2015 at Freedom Hill for an evening supporting foster children.
Joe Toia began the night by sharing his thought provoking recreation of the night a child enters the foster system. Master of Ceremonies, Honorable David Viviano,Michigan Supreme Court Justice, offered a warm welcome to guests. Special Guest Speaker, Alicia Smith, Weekday Action News Anchor at WXYZ Channel 7 spoke about her Grant Me Hope Series featuring children in foster care.
Honoring Special Guests
Special Guests were honored with awards of appreciation. Event hosts, Darin Chase and Janice Shoemaker were thanked for “Going Above and Beyond” to help the lives of hundreds of foster children through their generosity and exemplary leadership. Ian McDonald, Interstate Security, was recognized for his overwhelming generosity and support to bring the “Spirit of Christmas” to hundreds of foster children every year. Additional honorees were P. Eugene D’Agostini, Michael Schodowski, Nicole Lipka and our guest speakers, Honorable David Viviano,Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and Alicia Smith, Weekday Action News Anchor at WXYZ Channel 7.
Throughout the night multiple raffles were offered to guests as a fun way to fundraise for Friends of Foster Kids!
Guests Enjoying the Evening
The evening was made special with thanks to the friendly faces of our supporters, local community and business leaders, friends, family, volunteers, and Board of Directors. Between the festive decorations, appetizers, carving station, desserts and coffee bar a lot of networking and connections were made all in the support of the foster kids we are honored to serve.
Thank you again to everyone that supported Friends of Foster Kids at our 2nd Annual Friends of Foster Kids Fundraiser! We were able to put the funds raised towards making Christmas magical for hundreds of Foster kids.
Thank you and Bless you all!
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