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

GABE – 18 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!
Gabe is a very laid back type of teenager, but he is super excited to hit this milestone birthday. Gabe enjoys watching TV and movies (at home), playing on his phone and communicating with his friends. Gabe is interested in shoes and clothing. He has been in foster care for 4 years. This clothes lover would love to receive a gift card to Dillards, True Religion or Marshalls to use to buy himself a new outfit or two for his birthday.

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

DEVONTE – 16 years old in November
Devonte is an outgoing and ambitious teenager. Devonte enjoys sports (especially football and soccer) and video games. He also has the passion and skills for technology. In his free time, Devonte can often be found recording and editing videos which he hopes will benefit him when he starts his own YouTube channel one day. For his birthday, Devonte would love 32 inch LED light strips so that he can light up his room. A gift card to Amazon, Best Buy and Chipotle would also help make this 16th birthday one to remember.

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

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

DEANDREA – 16 years old in November
DeAndrea is a fun and outgoing teenage girl. She really enjoys being a girl! Getting her nails and hair done, shopping and going to the mall with her friends. Her favorite store to shop is FashionNova online. DeAndrea has been in foster care a little over a year. For her birthday DeAndrea would be thrilled to receive a gift card to FashionNova, so she can shop online to buy a new outfit or a new flap crossbody bag.

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

ANIYA – 13 years old in November – matched with a Buddy!
Aniya is a very bright and energetic soon-to-be teenage girl. She enjoys dancing and singing in her free time. She also loves animals and watching movies. Aniya has been in foster care for 4.5 years. For her birthday, she’s hoping to receive an Amazon or Walmart gift card so she can shop online and find special things to buy herself.

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

MONTREAL – 2 years old in November
Montreal has been in the foster care system for his entire life. He’s a very happy baby who loves Elmo, music, and reading. For his birthday, Montreal would have a lot of fun with a playset where he could push cars around on a track. Elmo toys and books would also be a big hit!

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

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

TOBIAS – 1 year old in November
Tobias is a happy, smiley baby boy. He is an active little boy and becoming very talkative. Tobias’ favorite character is Mickey Mouse. He’s been in foster care since February. For his first birthday he would love any of these items – a Piano music mat, the first year’s Disney baby shot and store bath toy “Mickey Mouse”, Leapfrog My-First Learning tablet, V-Tech kidibeats drum set, Utex 3 in one pop up play tent tunnel, Mickey Mouse clubhouse mirror and sound book or the Mickey Mouse 2-n-1 flip open couch sleeper sofa.

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

Click here to make a donation for Tobias’ birthday.

SAKURA – 14 years old in November
Sakura is a very bright and creative young lady who enjoys reading manga comic books, trying new foods from different countries and watching anime cartoons. She also really enjoys drawing. Her dream is to get a degree in business and art, and design her own fashion line. For her birthday, Sakura would love some clothes from Hot Topic, Marshalls or Rainbow. She’d also be thrilled to receive more art supplies such as a sketch book, pencils, and paints.

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

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.