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 their 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.
Children Needing Buddies
Matched with a Buddy!
Ke’Air – 2 years old
Ke’Air is a happy little guy! He has been in care for 2 years. He is the baby of the family and loves it! Ke’Air is silly and goofy. He loves animals, especially puppies.He is a huge Sesame Street fan! For his birthday, he would love Sesame Street toys, bubbles, chalk, and board books with animals.
Kayden – 9 years old
Kayden is an active and outgoing young man! Kayden has been in care for 3 years. He loves to be creative. He loves to draw, write stories, and play sports. Recently he has gotten into baseball! He is also a huge superhero fan, and his favorite superheroes include Spiderman, Superman, and Batman. For his birthday, he would like action figures, art supplies, and a baseball glove.
Diamond – 1 year old
Diamond is a very sweet and happy girl! She has been in care for one year. Diamond loves to be social and cuddles. Diamond likes to look at lights and hear music and any toys she can chew on. For her birthday, she would love touch and feel boards, learning toys, musical toys, and a Fisher Price piggy bank.
Gabriel – 5 years old
Gabriel is an energetic kiddo! He has been in care for one year. Gabriel loves to play outside and with his toys. He is a big fan of Sonic and Batman. For his birthday, he would be thrilled to get new cars, trucks, or Sonic toys.
Paris – 16 years old
Paris is a creative girl! She has been in care for less than a week. She loves to draw and is incredibly gifted. Paris is quiet, and she loves to spend time with her puppy. She loves animals of all kinds, and she enjoys going shopping. For her birthday, she would love a journal, drawing supplies, and room decorations.
Chandler – 21 years old
Chandler is a determined young man! He has been in care for 6 years. Chandler is kind and helpful, and he likes to accomplish what he sets his mind to. He enjoys playing video games and working in construction. For his birthday, he would like an Amazon gft card.
Mackenzie – 17 years old
Kenzie is a very sweet outgoing kid. She has been in care for 2 months. Mackenzie loves her siblings, and she often tries to take on a motherly role with her younger brothers. She is very artistic and loves to make gifts to give to mom during visits. For her birthday, she would like markers, art kits, and Pokemon cards.
Amira – 17 years old
Amira is an outgoing and funny girl! She has been in care for 2 years. She loves to look her best and wear her hair in lots of different styles. Amira loves jewelry and fast food. For her birthday, she would love gift cards to go shopping!
Jayla – 13 years old
Jayla is a fun, sweet girl! She has been in care for 4 months. Jayla is incredibly kind and loves her siblings (even if she doesn’t love being a middle child). She started cheerleading, and she loves it! She is very smart and gifted in school. For her birthday, she would like Chick-fil-a and Amazon gift cards.
Mekhirah – 15 years old
Mekhirah is a fun, creative girl! She has been in care for 15 years. She likes to wrestle. Mekhirah is very artistic and loves to create new things. She is practicing to become a nail tech. For her birthday, she would like Bath and Body Works sets and a PINK or Nike hoodie.
Keymonnie – 6 years old
Keymonnie is a fun and active girl! She has been in care for 2 years. She started Kindergarten this year and she is loving it! Keymonnie is great at gymnastics, and she is an amazing swimmer. She is sweet and spunky and knows what she wants. For her birthday, she would be thrilled to get anything princess related, Barbies, Paw Patrol toys, and crafts.
James – 5 years old
James is a curious boy! He has been in care for 2 years. He loves to learn about anything he can. He likes to draw, especially pictures of his family. He is really interested in dinosaurs and is a big fan of Paw Patrol. For his birthday, he would love car toys, dinosaur toys, and learning games and puzzles.
Wendy – 10 years old
Wendy is a creative kiddo! She has been in care for one year. She is kind and friendly, and she loves to make new friends wherever she goes. Wendy is an avid crafter and likes to play soccer. For her birthday, she would like to get art kits.
For a foster parent/case manager to enroll their foster child in the “Birthday Buddy” program:
- The foster parent/case manager must complete and submit the application below.
- The child MUST currently be in foster care (not adopted or guardianship).
- The foster child must be likely to receive nothing or almost nothing for their birthday.
- Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the child’s birthday.
- Applications must be submitted no more than four months before the child’s birthday.
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.