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Aon Empower Results Day for Communities

Employees from Aon Orlando, as part of their Empower Results Day for Communities, created handmade birthday cards for FFC! They also contributed the proceeds from a Chili Cookoff their office had earlier this year. What a great group! Want to be a Birthday Card Artist? Each month the Foundation mails out handmade birthday cards to […]

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We did it!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re happy to share that we raised $11,104 to send kids in foster care to summer camp during our $10k in 10 Days campaign. We could not have done it without you, thank you!!

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Day 10: Adventures at Summer Camp

“Thank you for sending Brian and Brandon to this adventure summer camp. They lived in the woods, did paintball, scuba dived, 4-wheeled, (rode) horses, and so many adventures they could not have had any other way.”  –Bill, Foster Dad For many foster children in Central Florida, the typical childhood experience of attending summer camp would […]

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Day 9: Exploring Possibilities

By now, most of you know of James, who is interning this summer with Techstars Chicago while he’s on break from studying at FSU. Before he was featured on PBS Newshour and before he gave his amazing speech at Fostering Hope 2015, he attended a football camp with assistance from FFC while he was in […]

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Day 8: Building Self-Confidence

Last year, FFC provided the funding for Madison to attend gymnastics camp last year which helped to rebuild her self-confidence and self-esteem. For many foster children in Central Florida, the typical childhood experience of attending summer camp would not be possible without the assistance of the Foundation for Foster Children. Children who attend summer camp […]

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Day 7: Growing in Faith

Heidi sent us this sweet note after we arranged for her to attend the Bible Camp she was interested in so that she could grow in her faith while making new friends. For many foster children in Central Florida, the typical childhood experience of attending summer camp would not be possible without the assistance of […]

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Giving Foster Youth the “Courage to Dream”

Eveline is a former foster youth who, now in her 20’s, has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She and our Program and Volunteer Manager, Lauren, went to speak last weekend at a small group home in Ocoee. Lauren spoke about the services available to the young ladies who reside in the group home and Eveline […]

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Day 6: Experiencing Nature

Last year, FFC provided the funding for Julie to attend Camp Illahaw where she learned how to ride a real Florida Cracker horse! She also had the opportunity to herd cattle and zip through the eco-adventure park on their quarter-mile-long zip line track. For many foster children in Central Florida, the typical childhood experience of […]

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Day 5: Learning through STEM Activities

Matt sent us this thank you note after attending Camp Kennedy Space Center last year where he was able to make friends and participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities. For many foster children in Central Florida, the typical childhood experience of attending summer camp would not be possible without the assistance of […]

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Day 4: Memories That Last a Lifetime

Before modeling in our 2010 Chez Couture fashion show, Alberto was one of the first youth FFC ever sent to summer camp in 2008! Now in his early 20’s, Alberto still speaks fondly of his time spent at summer camp: “I had an amazing time at Camp Charles in Virginia, I learned a lot about […]

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