IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Conservation Heroes inspired by Camp!

Sariah and Malachi, siblings ages 9 and 11, are doing great things lately, thanks to their foster parents and the Foundation’s Enrichment program. First, it was Sariah’s spring soccer league and Malachi’s football season. Next, they got to go to summer camp! At Disney’s conservation camp, Sariah and Malachi were completely engrossed in learning all about […]

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So Much Water, So Little Time!

Liam, age 3, knows all about the joy of swimming. He’s gotten to enjoy this childhood experience, thanks to his foster parents and the Foundation for Foster Children. Since Liam’s foster family has a pool, they were very concerned about making sure he’d be water safe. Liam was nine months old when his foster parents […]

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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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Foster Fathering: What it REALLY means

In celebration of foster fathers throughout Central Florida and abroad, here are what five foster dads said they found most meaningful about being a foster parent when recently interviewed at our third annual Fostering Love for the Theater event on June 17, 2017. Evan , “I would say it’s nice to have the opportunity to fill the gaps of love […]

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Basketball Star in the Making!

                    Nine-year-old Lincoln took time out to create this special thank you card for us! Lincoln has been able to participate in two seasons of basketball, funded by the Foundation. Lincoln loves playing and his foster mother noted that he’s a “team player who works hard and […]

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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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