Friends of Foster Children (FFC) is not funded by the government or the United Way. We count on support from the community to meet the educational and emotional needs of foster children. The current state of the economy has created even greater hardships on foster children and foster families.
FFC strives to do the best job possible to assist the more than 1500 foster children that currently reside in Southwest Florida who need our support.
We can use your help in building awareness of issues facing foster children. If you would like a representative of FFC to come speak to your organization, school, club, church or youth organization about how to become more involved, please contact us.
There are many ways in which individuals and groups can make a difference in the lives of foster children:
- Ask your employer to host an ‘Employee Dress Down Day’
- Host a Book Fair
- Have a birthday, anniversary or holiday party to raise money for our kids in lieu of gifts.
- Raise money for birthday gift cards distributed each month to our kids (the card plus a $25 gift card is a special treat for all ages)
- Donate moving kits for children who age-out, which include twin sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, alarm clocks, toasters, extension cords, desk lamps, dry erase boards, utensils, irons, can openers, hangers, shower shoes, toiletry bags and luggage.
- Collect backpacks for the “Back to School” program.
- Make a donation to FFC someone’s honor.
- Donate gift cards for holidays, birthdays, graduation and other celebrations for the kids. Best Buy, Target, Gap, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, and Wal-Mart are all great options.