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  • Writer's pictureFostering Christmas Team

The Season Is Almost Here

Every year, children enter the foster care system through no fault of their own. It’s a frightening experience for them. Separated from their homes, possessions, and family members, they don’t know what will happen next or whom they can trust. The transition is even more challenging during the holiday season, which is supposed to be the most family-centric time of the year.

Fostering Christmas aims to make the holidays a little brighter for these kids every year. And since the cutoff date for most of the larger gift-giving charities is Thanksgiving, our work begins in earnest on Black Friday. We’re preparing ourselves for the rush that comes every year and looking forward to making a difference for hundreds of children.

But we can’t do it without you! Wish lists for specific children will soon appear on the Fostering Christmas website. Those looking to fulfill a list should check back early and often, as new lists will become available until the final days before Christmas. We’re excited to say they often go quickly!

Our team still needs volunteers to help us pull off another exciting season of generosity. You can get involved in multiple ways. If you’d like to volunteer, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We ask all potential volunteers to tell us their best contact method and whether they would prefer to help us sort presents or shop a few days before Christmas.

Want to help but don’t have the time to shop for wishlist items or volunteer? We completely understand. If you’d rather make a donation to the cause, you can donate here. We use 100% of those funds to improve the lives of foster kids not only by purchasing wishlist items at Christmastime but by collaborating with social workers to support these kids’ needs year-round.

Black Friday is just around the corner. Are you ready? We can’t fulfill the need without community support, and we hope you’ll join us this year in making the holidays even more meaningful.

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