Birthday Buddies

Because of the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order, we’re looking for Birthday Buddy donors to make a $75 donation for children 12 years and under, and a $100 donation for children 13 years and older.

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition will purchase birthday gifts online and have them shipped directly to the children.

Make a foster child’s birthday wishes come true by becoming a Birthday Buddy! As a Birthday Buddy, you donate presents to a foster child who has been identified as likely to receive very few or no gifts for their birthday*. Sometimes children ask that their party guests bring a present for a foster child in lieu of a birthday gift for them. Other donors simply enjoy being a Birthday Buddy to brighten a foster child’s birthday.

Children Needing Buddies

ADRIAN – 1 year old in January
Adrian is an active, happy baby who is already walking. Adrian has been in foster care for the past 5 months. He is a sweet little guy who would be happy to play with any age-appropriate toys for his birthday.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re looking for a Birthday Buddy donor to make a $75 donation for Adrian’s birthday gift. The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition will purchase the gifts online and have them shipped directly to him.

Click here to make a donation for Adrian’s birthday.

DARRELDRON – 16 years old in February
Darreldron is a sweet and loving guy who has been in foster care for 12 years. He functions at a 8 year old level. Darreldron says that he wants a large stuffed duck for his birthday. He enjoys drawing, so his case manager also recommended drawing supplies and a gift card to Marshalls, Walmart or Target for clothes.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re looking for a Birthday Buddy donor to make a $100 donation for Darreldron’s birthday gift. The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition will purchase the gifts online and have them shipped directly to him.

Click here to make a donation for Darreldron’s brithday.

KLAYTON – 12 years old in January – matched with a Buddy!
Klayton is a super smart, upbeat and mature kiddo who loves to read, watch anime, and hang with friends. He is a huge animal lover. Klayton has been in foster care for about 2 years. Any of these items would make great birthday gifts for Klayton – hoodies and track pants (size boys XL 18-20), Bluetooth earbuds, male scented bath and body/hygiene kit, a “super fuzzy” bedroom area rug, My Hero Academia or Full Metal Alchemist action figures.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re looking for a Birthday Buddy donor to make a $75 donation for Klayton’s birthday gift. The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition will purchase the gifts online and have them shipped directly to him.

DUSTIN – 12 years old in December – matched with a Buddy!
Dustin is a sweet and caring young man. He loves to listen to music and is always lending a helping hand. He has been in the foster care for 3 years. For his birthday, Dustin would love a Kindle Fire or similar tablet that he can use for school and listen to music on.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re looking for a Birthday Buddy donor to make a $75 donation for Dustin’s birthday gift. The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition will purchase the gifts online and have them shipped directly to him.

Questions?

Contact Shelley Thomas-Benke at 800.FOSTER.3 (314.367.8373) x2229. 

*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.