Birthday Buddies

Thank you so much for being a Birthday Buddy!

As a Birthday Buddy, you donate to grant the birthday wishes of kids in foster care who have been identified as likely to receive very few or no gifts for their birthday. Our program collects monetary donations for foster children with upcoming birthdays, purchases the gifts online, and ships them directly to the child in time for the birthday. Through your donations, our kids 12 years and under get $75 worth of gifts, and kids 13 and older get $100 worth of gifts.

Your generosity makes this all possible! 

Children Needing Buddies

Thanks to your incredible generosity there are currently no foster children waiting to be matched with a Birthday Buddy! But please check back later – we will surely be receiving more Birthday Buddy applications from case managers and foster parents soon.  


JACOB – 1 year old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Jacob is an adorable little boy! He has been in care for 9 months. Jacob was born a little early and has gotten so strong through his therapies. His family is very proud of this growing boy! He is very loving and joyful. He is the star of the show and everyone falls in love with him. Jacob always has a smile on his face. For his first birthday, he would love a music activity table, train building set, and an animal play set.

MATEO – 15 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Mateo is a compassionate young man! He has been in care for 4 years. He is extremely caring and sweet. He loves playing video games with his friends. Mateo enjoys fishing and playing football. His kindness and compassion leads him to help people out when they need it. For his 15th birthday, he would love new sweatpants, socks, shirts, a tackle box with accessories, and new cleats.

WILLIAM – 13 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

William is a fun, active kid! He has been in care for 8 years. He loves to play video games and watch movies. William is really helpful, and he likes to help his family out around the house. He is a huge fan of basketball and likes to run track. He is a puzzler and enjoys coloring! For his birthday, William would love joggers, a hoodie, new puzzles to work on, a tablet, and headphones.

SAVANNAH – 14 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Savannah is a kind, outgoing girl! She has been in care for 6 years. She loves spending time with her friends, Savannah spends her time listening to music, doing art projects, and dancing. She likes to sing, bake, and read whenever she has the chance. For her birthday, she would like craft kits, a tablet, and an iPhone or Android.

SAM – 2 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Sam is a silly boy! He has been in care since he was born. He loves dinosaurs and cars. He loves to play outside and with his toys. He is very good at playing pretend and making up stories. Sam is a very sweet kiddo and very playful. For his birthday, Sam would love winter clothes and dinosaur books and toys.

JONATHAN – 18 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Jonathan is a fun, easy-going young man! He has been in care for 2 years. He loves to play video games and spends most of his free time playing his XBOX. Jonathan is a great big brother and likes to help out with his younger siblings. For his birthday, he would like Yu-Gi-Oh cards and an Amazon or Google Play gift card.

MAVERICK – 4 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Maverick is a bright little boy! He has been in care for about 3 years. He love to read books and play with sensory toys. Maverick is a Marvel and Paw Patrol fan and likes to pretend to be a superhero. Playing with his trucks is one of his favorite things to do! For his birthday, he would like new sensory toys, a grill, and new books to read.

MARIO – 14 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Mario is a fun, confident kid! He has been in care for a few months. He loves to joke and laugh with people. He is a basketball player and also enjoys baseball and fishing. Mario is extremely kind and has a big heart. He is growing in his faith and loves spending time at church. For his birthday, he would love new clothes and a basketball.

BENTLEY – 4 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Bentley is the sweetest! He has been in care for over 3 years. He loves to give big hugs. He loves to watch Spidey-Kids on Disney Jr. Bentley is a dinosaur aficionado. He likes to play outside and listen to music. He is easygoing and very optimistic. For his birthday, he would love to get kid Lego sets, PJ Masks cars and toys, new clothes, and new shoes.

DAILYN – 3 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Dailyn is a sweet little kid! He has been in care for over 2 years. He loves Baby Shark and superheroes. Dailyn is very active and loves to run around and play outside. For his birthday, he would love to receive new Fall and Winter clothes, riding toys, and new games to play.

ETHERYAH – 9 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Etheryah is a bright, loving girl! She has been in care for 6 years. She loves all things unicorns! Etheryah is a huge fan of drawing and all arts and crafts. She likes to keep busy by coloring and doing puzzles. For her birthday, she would love to receive craft kits, fidget toys, tracing books, and puzzles.

CHARLEE – 8 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Charlee is a friendly girl! She has been in care for one month. Charlee is very optimistic and friendly. She participates in ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes as well as Girl Scouts. She loves to color and swing. Charlee accessorizes every outfit with hair bows and any available jewelry. She enjoys playing with her Barbies and carries them with her everywhere. For her birthday, she would love new dolls, American Girl doll accessories, coloring books, hair bow, earrings, and any and all jewelry.

NICOLE – 10 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!

Nicole is a kind, beautiful girl! She has been in care for 2 years. Nicole is very excited about turning double digits (10). Nicole has made so many strides with school this year. She is making friends and her grades are good. She is an “artsy” girl, who loves odd and eccentric things. Nicole loves spending time with her grandmother, and she hopes to get into gymnastics this year.

OLIVER – 2 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Oliver is an adorable, loving little boy! He has been in care for 2 years. His favorite characters are Mickey Mouse and Bluey. Oliver loves to play with his toys and run around outside. For his birthday, Oliver would be thrilled to get a metal dump truck, dinosaur toys, new clothes, and new shoes.

RYAN – 2 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Ryan is a sweet and wild boy! He has been in care for almost 2 years. He is your typical toddler and loves to bounce around. Ryan is a climber and loves to ride on things. His favorite animal is a dinosaur and his roar is amazing! For his birthday, he would love to get a metal dump truck, climbing toys, and dinosaur toys.

ABRIA – 4 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Abria is a kind, creative girl! She has been in care for 3 years. She loves to sing at the top of her lungs and play dress up. Abria is sassy and sweet, and she loves all things Minnie Mouse. She is learning how to skate, and her favorite place is Sky Zone, where she can jump around and have fun. For her birthday, she would love to get new baby dolls, skates, dress-up clothes, and Minnie Mouse toys.

TEETONKA – 6 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Teetonka is an energetic kid! He has been in care for 6 years. Teetonka loves to spend time with his family and be outside as much as possible. He is very outgoing and likes to make new friends. For his birthday, he would be thrilled to get a scooter or other outdoor activity toys.

TANGO – 2 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Tango is a busy bee! He has been in care for almost 2 years. He is funny, outgoing, and loves making friends. Tango is independent and likes to figure things out on his own. For his 2nd birthday, he would like Cocomelon toys, basketball things, monster trucks, and new clothes and shoes.

NIA – 12 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Nia is a funny, talented girl! She has been in care for 3 years. Nia is very musically inclined and loves to sing and dance. She likes to spend her time making Tik Toks with her friends. For her birthday, she would love a digital polaroid camera that she has been eyeing for a long time.

JAYLISA – 9 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Jaylisa is a friendly, kind girl! She has been in care for 5 years. She is super sweet and makes everyone feel loved and included. Jaylisa is extremely creative, and she loves doing arts and crafts. She loves to swim, do gymnastics, and spending time at Defy where she can run and jump on all the equipment. For her birthday, she would love to get an easel for her art projects.

KRISTEN – 6 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Kristen is a girly girl! She has been in care for over a year. She loves all things pink and sparkly. She started choir this year and absolutely loves it! Kristen likes to paint and draw, and her art class is her favorite. For her birthday, she would like Legos and Polly Pocket toys.

KYLER – 4 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Kyler is a brilliant little girl! She has been in care for 4 years. She is a big fan of cars, owls, and unicorns. Kyler’s favorite colors in the world are pink and purple. For her birthday, she would love light-up tennis shoes, dress-up accessories, an Aquadoodle, and anything with unicorns and owls.

SOPHIA – 12 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Sophia is a smart girl! She has been in care for 4 years. She loves to read all the books she can. Sophia is very sweet and likes to spend time with her family and friends. For her birthday, she would love to get a kids Echo Dot.

ZYKERRION – 9 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Zykerrion is an active kid! He has been in care for over a year. He is smart and kind. He loves Sonic the Hedgeog, and he is wanting to read more books. For his birthday, he would love Sonic toys and new book series to dive into.

WYNONA – 13 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Wynona is a sweet, laid-back girl! She has been in care for 2 years. She loves anime and is a Roblox expert. Wynona and her friends like to go to the mall together. Her favorite food is sushi! For her birthday, she would like a pair of Vans and a gift card to Claire’s, Bath and Body Works, or Nike.

JADA – 17 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Jada is a wonderful girl! She has been in care for 9 years. She loves to be with her friends and family. Jada enjoys movies, going out to eat, shopping, and being outside. For her birthday, she would love new Nike slides, a name plate necklace, and a gift card to the movies.

ZARIYAH – 16 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Zariyah is an outgoing teen! She has been in care for 5 years. She is very smart and likes her classes. Zariyah loves to do hair, and she likes to spend time talking to her friends on the phone. For her birthday, she would love to get a Visa gift card so she can go shopping with her friends.

MEKAYLEN – 15 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Mekaylen is a fashionable girl! She has been in care for 4 years. She is quiet until she gets to know you. Mekaylen loves to dance and go shopping. She learns really quickly and likes to learn new things. For her birthday, she would love gift cards to PINK, Amazon, or Foot Locker, a new hoodie, and new pants and shoes.

ISRAELLA – 3 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Israella is a shy, sweet little girl! She has been in care for one month. She is very loveable and gives amazing hugs to the people she loves. Israella likes to sing, dance, and play with her dolls and cars. Cocomelon is her all-time favorite show! For her birthday, she would like a tablet to play and read on.

LANDEN – 4 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Landen is a fun, creative kid! He has been in care for 2 years. He has a very vivid imagination. Landen loves to play with his dinosaur toys and Legos. His favorite superhero is Spider-Man! For his birthday, he would love new boots and shirts.

EZZEL – 15 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Ezzel is an amazing young man! He has been in care for 10 months. He likes to sing to his favorite songs. Ezzel is a hug fan of video games and loves to spend his free time playing them. For his birthday, he would love to get a new controller and games for his XBOX.

NEVAEH – 17 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!

Nevaeh is a kind and fun girl! She has been in care for seven months. Nevaeh loves spending time doing her hair and nails. She loves shopping and finding new things to try. Her favorite restaurant is Panda Express. She enjoys spending time with her siblings and pets. She enjoys a good burger as well and is great at cooking them up for the family. She lives to listen to music on her Airpods, especially Chase Atlantic and Billie Eilish. For her birthday she would love a Levi’s gift card and a curling iron.

Questions?

Contact Madison Brown at (314) 806-2556. 

*We try to ensure that as many foster children as possible receive gifts on their birthday. On rare occasion, we may pull gifts from an extremely generous donation to share with another foster child who has not been matched with a Birthday Buddy.