Birthday Buddies

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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

DeAndrea – 17 years old in November
DeAndrea is a fun and outgoing teenager. She is super excited to turn 17 years old this November. DeAndrea loves to do hair and would love to be a cosmetologist when she grows up. She also really enjoys to dance. For her birthday, DeAndrea would love to go shopping on Amazon.

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

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

JERMAINE – 18 years old in November
Jermaine is an independent and genuine soon to be 18-year-old. He is working hard to graduate high school this coming spring. His foster mom states he is extremely polite and so helpful around the house. In his quiet time, Jermaine enjoys playing video games and listening to music. For his birthday, Jermaine would love some new clothing. He wears a size XL in shirts, pants, and hoodies. In shoes he is a size 12. HIs favorite colors are red and black.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re looking for a Birthday Buddy donor to make a $100 donation for Jermaine’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 Jermaine’s birthday.

ZAKARIA – 2 years old in November
Zakaria is a curious, playful toddler. He loves to explore outside and loves to play balls with anyone, but especially his 5 older siblings. Zakaria has been in foster care for almost 2 years. For his birthday he would love anything Mickey Mouse, Disney Cars, Disney Toy Story (Woody is his favorite) or any balls.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re looking for a Birthday Buddy donor to make a $75 donation for Zakaria’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 Zakaria’s birthday.

TOBIAS – 2 years old in November
Tobias is an inquisitive little guy. He loves to play with trucks and watch any type of educational/learning show. He has been in foster care since he was 2 months old. For his birthday he would really love any type of educational learning toy.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re looking for a Birthday Buddy donor to make a $75 donation for Tobias’ 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 Tobias’s birthday.

SKYLYN – 2 years old in December
Skylyn is a very active and happy girl. She loves to laugh! A perfect day for her is going to the park and playing outside all day. She loves just about everything – Scooby doo, Curious George, Pinkalicious, playing in the water, drawing with chalk and any type of ball. Skylyn has been in foster care for 9 months. For her birthday she would love a new baby doll with accessories. She would also love any coloring and reading books.

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

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

 


TIANA – 15 years old in October  – matched with a Buddy!
Tiana is a highly intelligent, gifted, and beautiful young lady. She masters anything she put her mind to. She’s a straight A freshman.  She is very affectionate and loves to cuddle! Tiana has been in foster care for 3 ½ years. Tiana would love a gift card to a beauty shop where she can purchase beauty supplies and get a pedicure or manicure for her birthday. A black hoodie, pink girly bedding, and/or a gift card to White Castle or Popeyes are also great birthday gift ideas for Tiana.

DEVEN – 13 years old in October – matched with a Buddy!
Deven becomes a teenager in October but his interests are somewhat younger than other kids his age. Deven is very lovable and sweet. He especially loves it when he is with his brothers. Deven has been in foster care for 3 years. For his birthday, Deven would like wireless over-the-ear headphones, a Marvel character bedding set (preferably the Hulk) and/or a gift card to Imos.

ADALYN – 3 years old in October – matched with a Buddy!
Adalyn is a happy little girl who is quite independent and loves princesses as well as playing with vehicles. Great gifts for Adalyn are the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Sweet Manners Tea set, Fisher Price Little People Helpful Neighbors Wheelie Garage, a 7 pack of Disney princess and mermaid dolls and a VTech Jiggle and Giggle fishing set.

LYDIA – 1 year old in October – matched with a Buddy!
Lydia is a smart baby girl who is standing on her own and likes playing with blocks. A baby walker and lights and sounds toys would truly delight her on her birthday.

AARON – 12 years old in October – matched with a Buddy!
Aaron really loves flipping, hip hop dancing, tumbling and step. He likes making paper planes and messing with all kinds of gadgets. He wants to be an engineer when he grow up. Aaron has been in foster care for 1 ½ years. Aaron cares about his appearance and has requested Nike clothing and socks for his birthday.

CHANDLER – 19 years old in October – matched with a Buddy!
Chandler is just like many teenage guys, he loves sports and video games. Basketball and football are his favorites. Chandler has requested a GameStop gift card for his birthday so he can choose a couple of new Xbox games.

COLTON – 7 years old in October – matched with a Buddy!
Colton is a very active boy who loves to flip and climb. He loves learning at school too. Colton has been in foster care for 4 years. For his birthday, Colton would love to receive a set of his favorite super heroes. He is also in need of some new clothes and shoes.

DIAONNA – 10 years old in October – matched with a Buddy!
Daionna is a girl who likes to be helpful. After dinner, she always offers to wipe down the table and sweep the kitchen floor. She is pretty quiet and shy until you get to know her. Daionna really likes LOL dolls and would love to get some for her birthday. LOL bedding would also be a fun birthday gift and she has been wanting UGG type boots and Nike jogging pants.

TAYANA – 9 years old in October – matched with a Buddy!
Tayana is a very sweet little girl who loves to sing and dance. Tayana is a talented singer, a social butterfly, and a girly girl, she likes all things pink, glittery, and cute. Tayana also likes art and enjoys drawing pictures and coloring. Tayana is very polite and loves animals. She is very girly, she likes the color pink and sparkly things. For her birthday, Tayana would love any toys that would encourage her to dance and sing. Tayana likes to draw and color, so art supplies would be another great gift idea. Tayana would also benefit from books that teach her to be confident.

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.