Get Involved

From volunteering to hosting drives there are several ways that our community to help us further our mission. Please contact maggie@fosterangelsctx.org if you would like to find out how you can get involved.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

—WE HEART CASEWORKER PARTY—

Every February we honor our caseworkers who work day in and day out to protect children in foster care.  It’s a time when we celebrate them and thank them for their important jobs!  Volunteers are needed to help with securing donations for raffle items, helping with event planning, set up, event registration and tear down.

—SHINING STARS LUNCHEON—

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On April 19th 2017, Foster Angels will host their 7th annual luncheon at the JW Marriott downtown.   We will honor extraordinary youth and those that shine light into their lives.  Tickets are $100 and sponsorships start at $1,000.  To attend or learn visit our Shining Stars Event Page.

—BACK TO SCHOOL BASH—

Volunteers will be needed to help sort and fill backpacks the first two weeks of August and then help distribute items to caseworkers/youth on August 14th. Contact us today if you would like to fill a group volunteer slot.

—AUSTIN SKIPATHON—

On September 23rd Foster Angels will host its 2nd annual Austin Skipathon event which will directly benefit the 6,300 children in Central Texas. We want to bring back that joyful, knee-raising innocence from childhood.  We expect over 500 skippers this year.  Volunteers are needed to help with day of event logistics to include set up, tear down, registration, and more!  Read more at www.austinskipathon.com.

—HOLIDAY WRAPPING/TOYS FOR TEENS—

During the months of November and December Foster Angels partners with Barnes & Noble (various locations) for their charity wrapping events which take place throughout the day and week.  Volunteers will wrap gifts for a donation which will all come back to Foster Angels.  In addition – we will need volunteers to help wrap all of our Toys for Teens presents the week of December 4th as well as volunteer for our distribution day on December 15th.

—ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT—

Would you rather help out behind the scenes? Foster Angels could always use your help with running errands, thank you letters, office work, newsletter, graphic design, marketing, website updates  or database entry.

DRIVE/DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

—GIFT CARDS—

Foster Angels purchases gift cards on a weekly basis. A gift card can directly impact a life of a child in need! We will take any denomination.  The most requested stores are Walmart, Target, HEB, Amazon, Ross and VISA gift cards.   Our gift card program is by far our biggest area of need and allows us to continue filling daily requests for children in foster care.

 

—DRIVES—

Donations collected from drives are used in our office as well as donated to the various Rainbow Rooms in our rural counties.  Donate items for newborns like onesies, diapers, wipes, bath towels, receiving blankets, socks, sleepers, pacifiers and baby powder. Donate items for teens transitioning to life on their own with pots/pans, cleaning supplies, blankets, pillows, toiletries, dishwater, utensils, towels, bedding, hangers and dishtowels. Items that are always needed include pajamas, toiletries, underwear, socks, blankets, shampoo, pillows, body wash and bags.

—TOYS FOR TEENS—
The holidays typically intensify feelings of sadness, loneliness, and uncertainty for foster children. In 2016, Foster Angels helped 109 hand-selected youth and teens in foster care who especially needed our help. We will begin securing sponsors in October.  Distribution day takes place mid December.

 

 

—BACK TO SCHOOL—

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Going back to school can be stressful if you do not have the means to be prepared. Last year we collected over 900 filled backpacks to give to children in foster care.  Collection drive takes place during the summer.  Distribution will take place on August 14, 2017.  mart and Target as well as the Austin Independent School Districts website. Our main collection for the Back to School Drive will take place over the summer.

 

 

—THROW A PARTY FOR FOSTER ANGELS—

Invitation

Already hosting a fabulous party or just have the urge to have friends over for a good cause? Make Foster Angels the beneficiary and help children in need! Ask your guests to bring a gift card or collect an item we need.  Foster Angels is happy to provide you with brochures and other materials to have available for your party or event.

 

 

 

Real Requests

Foster Angels receives requests from children on a daily basis. See examples of real requests.

Thank You Notes from The Children

See how you can make a difference in the life of a foster child. View thank you notes from the children.