Current Support Opportunities

Our current activities include:

NOVEMBER 29th is GIVING TUESDAY:

Your monetary donation will support activities during the holiday season as well as the many programs that go on throughout the year. 

If you would like to participate in Giving Tuesday and support Sugar Plum and the ongoing activities of the organization all year long, click on the blue “Donate” button in the top right hand corner of the page.  Another option is to donate through Venmo.  You can use the following QR Code to make a donation.  

Another option for Giving Tuesday is to buy a gift from the FOFC registry at Target.  It’s easy, just click on  https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift-giver?registryId=aeaca0e0-51a7-11ec-9604-67ae395d70e7&type=CHARITY and you will be taken to the wish list.  You can select from over 70 wishes that have been submitted by the homes.   The gift will be sent to our donation center, sorted and delivered on your behalf.

No matter which way to choose on this Giving Tuesday, your gift will make a difference in the life of a foster child.

Thank you!

 

Sugar Plum Trees: 

Starting December 1st!

FOFC sets up Christmas trees in the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia. These trees are filled with Christmas wishes from over 400 individual foster children and 10 residential treatment centers. Each child will receive at least one of the gifts they request. Many children comment that this is the first time in their life they have received a new Christmas gift for which they have wished. It is heartwarming to see the generosity people have for children they have never met. This is truly the magic of Christmas!

We also work with "outside groups" (local businesses) that help us collect gifts. Please contact [email protected] if your business or group would like to participate.

 

 

Beach Towels:

We ensure each child has their own beach towel and bottle of sunscreen for outings to the pool, beach, and water parks. With the help of the National Charity League (NCL) of Pasadena, we collect, sort, and deliver 400 towels and bottles of sunscreen annually.

 

BINGO: 

BINGO is played monthly at Hathaway-Sycamores as a reward for good behavior by the boys. We provide prizes and special refreshments to make it a fun night. 
The facility says, "The boys really enjoy BINGO and are happy when it is BINGO night."

 

School Supplies: 

From July through September, we have a school supply drive. Each year, we distribute around 20,000 items to five (5) residential treatment centers.

Schools supplies include:

  • Pens, markers, pencils, and erasers
  • Notebooks, binders, and paper
  • Rulers, protractors, and calculators
  • Backpacks and pencil cases
  • Glue sticks
  • Flash drives
  • Valentines & Easter Treats delivered to homes
  • Halloween candy and Movies delivered to homes
  • and anything else requested

Local Boy Scout Troops help to sort, package, and carry the boxes out to cars for delivery to the centers.

 

Ink Cartridges: 

One of the key components of our School Supply project success is continued funding that we receive from recycling ink cartridges. Keep saving those ink/toner cartridges. You can also take them directly to Staples for recycling using Kathy’s cell phone number 626-993-5629 for up to 20 cartridges per month. When recycling them directly at Staples, please choose the option to have the receipt that cartridges emailed so that we can track when we reach our monthly limit. Thank you to everyone who continues to fund school supplies through this program.

 

Amazon Smile: 

Do you shop on Amazon? Shopping online gives you an opportunity to contribute to FOFC. Use AMAZON SMILE and make sure to specify Friends of Foster Children San Gabriel Valley as your charity of choice. This way your purchase provides cash back to the organization. If you haven’t signed up with Amazon Smile before, be sure to do it today. All your Amazon purchases with help support the FOFC programs.

 

Ralph's Rewards: 

Don’t forget to sign up for RALPH'S REWARDS. Make sure to designate FOFC San Gabriel Valley to receive the benefit of your loyalty card purchases.

 

Looking for more ways to support Friends of Foster Children...?

Designate Friends of Foster Children in your estate plan or will. Contact Kathy Stokes at [email protected] or Director Sherrill Levitt at [email protected]