IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Join Us December 1st To Show That We’re In This Together

GivingTuesday is happening on December 1, 2020! This year might look a little bit different, but there are still many ways you can give back right from the comfort of your own couch! Get involved in your community to give back in this time of high need by giving your time, your ideas, or your […]

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Make Fall Sweet for Foster Children

Covelli Family Limited Partnership, part of the largest franchisee of Panera, LLC, is partnering with the Foundation for Foster Children for a special fall promotion throughout 32 bakery-cafes in the Orlando area. From Nov. 2-16, participating bakery-cafes will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from every Pumpkin cookie purchased to the Foundation for Foster Children. […]

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Avery & Justin Learn Responsibility

Avery & Justin are fostered by their grandmother and are a part of our Early Literacy program. After spending some time with their teachers we learned that Justin was hiding his homework from his grandmother so he wouldn’t have to complete it. Our Advocate decided that this was an opportunity to teach them both about […]

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Sprinkle Kindness This Holiday Season

Give a gift to a foster child that lasts by hosting a Giving Tree! This activity can be hosted at your workplace, church, or other social gathering that will profoundly change the lives of foster youth in Central Florida. Your donations will provide access to activities such as tutoring, athletics, college prep, transition to adulthood, […]

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Sip & Shop For Foster Kids

Our friends at J.McLaughlin in Winter Park are hosting a SIP & SHOP in support of kids in foster care on Friday, October 23rd from 10:00am – 6:00pm. 15% of proceeds will benefit Foundation for Foster Children. Enjoy light sips and treats while you shop. Shop in-store, call, or email the Store Manager, Lauren Wilson at 407-960-3965 / […]

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Sara’s Inspiring Story of Success

Sara is eight years old and in 4th grade. She and her big brother are both in foster care, thankfully together in the same home. Being removed from her home was hard on Sara, even though it was necessary for their safety and well-being. It created a lot of upheaval in their lives and not […]

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Back-To-School Backpack Drive

A new school year brings with it a renewed sense of hope, and, of course, that familiar first-day-of-school excitement. Back-to-school looked different this year, but that doesn’t change the fact that our foster youth still needed school supplies. The Foundation for Foster Children has been dedicated to serving foster students in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties […]

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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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