IN THE SPOTLIGHT

EMPOWER Team Goes on a Lynx Field Trip!

Have you ever ridden the public transportation system of our city? On September 17th members of our Empower team organized a LYNX public transportation field trip throughout Orlando. The goal was to get firsthand experience of what it is like to ride the bus just as our youth and clients do every day. We came […]

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Combating Homelessness during Covid

Angel entered foster care at 11 years old when his father was incarcerated.  At 18 years old he was almost homeless when the family member he lived with told him he needed to move out. He contacted the Foundation for help. Lorvins, one of our EMPOWER Advocates, immediately started calling around to group homes to […]

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EDUCATE Program’s New Initiative: Power Learners!

As an initiative of the Foundation for Foster Children’s EDUCATE Program, Power Learners offers services to children from birth through kindergarten to enhance their early language, literacy, and early reading development.  It began in 2017 as a volunteer initiative and was so well received and had such positive outcomes that in August 2020 it became […]

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Making A Difference

Our friends at IKEA donated a variety of brand new household items for foster youth living in group homes so that they would have enough towels, sheets, storage, and kitchen items to get through the quarantine comfortably, including a new stove for a group home whose stove had died! They also put together graduation gifts […]

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Michelle Carlton – FFC Founder and Community Leader

Some people naturally exude kindness and warmth. That’s the instant feeling during time spent with Michelle Carlton. She holds many titles – mother, friend, daughter, mentor, successful real estate professional and philanthropist. She has made great strides in each of them and humbly shares her journey in philanthropy with the Central Florida Foundation. Read how […]

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FOSTERING FUN AT AQUATICA!

For the 9th year, SeaWorld invited 900 foster kids and families to a day of water-soaked fun at Fostering Fun at Aquatica on May 18th! Some children were able to reunite with their siblings or simply spend the day bonding with their foster families. We want to thank the entire SeaWorld team for hosting our […]

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Panera’s Flower Cookies for Foster Care

Who says cookies aren’t good for you?!  They change lives. Covelli Family Limited Partnership, part of the largest franchisees of Panera, LLC, is partnering with the Foundation for Foster Children on their annual Flower Cookies for Foster Care campaign.  The campaign is taking place in 35 bakery-cafés throughout the Central Florida area. May 9th – […]

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EASTER BASKETS FOR KIDS IN CARE

Help us put smiles on the faces of local kids this Easter! Simply drop off an empty Easter basket to Felsing, LLC, a CPA firm located at 1419 Gene Street, Winter Park, by April 15. They are partnering with us to provide the baskets to foster families.  Their team will fill the donated baskets with […]

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AWARD-WINNING ATTITUDE

Congratulations to Ashley!  She is the recipient of this year’s Covelli Award for her excellence in education and her determination to be successful despite the overwhelming odds of being placed in foster care when she was in elementary school. Faced with the challenges associated with child abuse, neglect, and separation from her family, Ashley is […]

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