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

JACOB – 16 years old in July – matched with a Buddy!
Jacob is a caring and outgoing young man who is always helping and looking out for his younger siblings. Right now, he’s spending a ton of his free time sketching and drawing. Jacob has been in foster care for about a year. For his birthday, he’s asked for art supplies or a gift card to Target or Imos.

JADEN – 11 years in July – matched with a Buddy!
Jaden is a funny guy with a great sense of humor.  He likes dinosaurs, sharks, making airplanes, folding origami and playing with Legos.  Jaden has been in foster care for 5 years.  Great gift ideas for Jaden would be DC comic books, an origami set, a paper airplane kit, and some of the “I Survived” chapter books.

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

BENTLEY – 7 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!
Bentley just entered foster care a few months ago.  He loves to play outside, especially soccer and baseball.  Bentley would be excited to receive Legos for his birthday, as well as an age-appropriate remote control car, and Power Rangers.

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

RYAN – 4 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!
Ryan is a little guy who is obsessed with cars and trucks.  He also loves books and watching cartoons on the TV.  He’s been in foster care for about 5 months.  For his birthday, Ryan would be thrilled to receive anything related to Paw Patrol or Octanots, and Hot Wheels car sets.

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

ROSE – 14 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!
Rose is a creative, fun, and vibrant young lady. She enjoys sewing, crafting, and crocheting in her spare time. Rose loves to allow her creativity to show through different painting and artistic projects.  She’s been in foster care for about 2 years.  Rose would like a pair of Nike shoes for her birthday (women’s size 7).  Other gift ideas are a gift card to Bath and Body Works or PINK, two of her favorite stores.

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

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.