Interested in volunteering your time, talents, or treasures to benefit local foster children?
Foster Angels is always in need of gift cards from various local retailers and stores. These gift cards are given to caseworkers and care providers so that they can shop with the children (where appropriate), allowing them to have new clothing, shoes, beds/bedding, food, personal hygiene, etc. You can help by purchasing a gift card that we can provide to a child in need! We will take any denomination, including gift cards that are partially used. The most requested stores are Walmart, Target, HEB, 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 and youth in foster care.
How about putting together special gift boxes for children in care? This is a great opportunity to directly impact a child’s life and brighten their spirits. Volunteers can shop for items for the children, assemble and decorate the boxes, stuff backpacks or duffle bags. Often times children leave their home with only a trash bag that holds their belongings. Items that are commonly found in Angel Boxes are PJs, toiletries, blankets, pillows, books, teddy bears, underwear, small toys, etc. This is a great activity for church groups, volunteer organizations, or individuals.
—TOY FOR TEENS HOLIDAY SPONSORSHIP DRIVE—
The holidays typically intensify feelings of sadness, loneliness, and uncertainty for foster children. In 2015, Foster Angels helped 85 hand-selected youth and teens in foster care who especially needed our help. Volunteers can shop for the items on their wishlists and wrap the gifts. If you have any questions or interest in sponsoring a teen this holiday season e-mail email@example.com for more information. We will start asking for sponsors in October 2016.
—BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE—
Going back to school can be stressful if you do not have the means to be prepared. To ensure that each foster child has the necessary school supplies we will be accepting backpacks year round for any last minute supplies needed by the children. Appropriate school supplies lists can be found at many major stores like Walmart 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—
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 foster children! Ask your guests to bring one $25 gift card for each member of their family attending the party. These cards will be given directly to foster children, allowing them to shop for themselves – a giant self-esteem booster. Gift cards are needed from places like Walmart, Target, HEB, Ross, Kohl’s, & VISA gift cards. Foster Angels is happy to provide you with brochures and other materials so you can give them to your guests.
On April 20th 2016, we will have our annual Appreciation Luncheon which will take place at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin. If you would like to attend the luncheon event or be a sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you rather help out behind the scenes? Foster Angels could always use your help with running errands, thank you letters, office work, newsletter, website, & database.
For any questions please e-mail email@example.com or call at 512.732.2329.