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Rollins #SummerSERVE Takeover!

Ms. Adrianne Benso was honored to be the 2017 recipient of the Thaddeus Seymour Award for Community Engagement, a distinguished award given by Rollins College. According to Rollins College, “This award is to be granted annually to the individual staff member whose leadership, dedication and commitment has created positive, socially just, creative, and focused ways […]

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Celebrating BIG Accomplishments!

On July 19th, the Foundation for Foster Children partnered with Garry & Isis Jones to host the Next Chapter Kickback! Mr. Jones is the President of Full Sail University and Mrs. Jones is the Chief Information Officer. The couple, who are passionate about seeing foster youth succeed, were the perfect pair to host this event! The […]

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Meet the Summer Interns!

Ben came to us from Ohio University for a summer internship, through their prestigious Cutler Scholars program. Ben worked hard to process summer camp requests and was a huge support. Ben is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration and has four related majors! Ben’s goal is to become a CPA, and after interning with […]

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Three Graduates & One Proud Advocate!

The Foundation rolled out it’s Education Advocacy pilot at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. The Education Advocate serves as a critical support to youth in foster care. The advocate’s role includes, but is not limited to, helping to resolve education barriers, developing and monitoring a support system based on individualized needs, providing resources, […]

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Aladdin Enchanted the Crowd!

On Saturday, June 17th, the Foundation hosted its third annual Fostering Love for the Theater event. Over 140 foster children and families attended afternoon showings of Aladdin & the Magic Lamp, which took place at Orlando Shakespeare Theater on the opening day of the play! The day began with the children and families gathering for a picnic-style lunch in […]

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HEROFEST ORLANDO

The Orlando community channeled their inner Superheroes and came out in hundreds to Lake Eola to enjoy our first community event – HeroFest!  With activities like the SuperHero Challenge sponsored by Waste Management, Bean Bag Toss sponsored by SeaWorld with fabulous prizes, the Panera Bagel Toss, balloon art and face painting sponsored by our partners at Devereux, and […]

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Fostering Fun at Aquatica was So Much Fun!

FUN IN THE SUN The Foundation for Foster Children hosted its seventh annual day at Aquatica, Sea World’s Water Park. The kids and families look forward to this event every year! Kids can’t wait to splash in the wave pool, cruise the Roa Rapids, and slide down the slides, like the HooRoo Run! Foster families […]

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The Super Hero Fund!

We’ve been seeing a lot of these little darlings lately! First, they got to show off their swimming skills last week at Fostering Fun at Aquatica! Then, today, they stopped by our office, full of smiles and laughter and zooming around in their capes, excited to make a special delivery! Aiden recently celebrated his fourth birthday with […]

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FIESTA For Foster Children 2017

The Foundation for Foster Children’s first FIESTA FOR FOSTER CHILDREN was a great success!  Guests could tell they were in for something special when upon entering the beautiful Full Sail Live backlot, they saw the race track for the chihuahua races, constructed and sponsored by Fence Outlet.  The race took place during the event and […]

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PANERA TULIP COOKIES HELP KIDS

Panera Bread is more than a neighborhood cafe.  They are a member of the community they serve and they go above and beyond to help those in need.  Over the past 8 years of partnership, Panera and the Covelli Family have contributed over $324,000 to assist children like Leah participate in gymnastics and other important […]

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