Birthday Buddies

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 the 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.

Your generosity makes this all possible! 

Children Needing Buddies

AGAN – 5 years old in September

Agan is a little ball of energy! He has been in care for three years. He loves to play. Agan is very outgoing and makes friends wherever he goes. For his birthday, he would be thrilled to receive a play kitchen set, food, and cookware.

Make a donation for Agan’s birthday.

PRYNS – 10 years old in September

Pryns is a friendly kid! He has been in care for six years. He loves to play all sports, especially soccer and basketball. Pryns is a great drawer and loves to read. He is very active and likes to watch movies, play games, and spend quality time with his family. For his 10th birthday, he would like a Nike hoodie and new soccer ball.

Make a donation for Pryns’s birthday.

DAKOTA – 12 years old in September

Dakota is a loving, kind kid! He has been in care for two years. Daktota loves the Cardinals and going to games with his foster family. He is a big hugger and enjoys spending one-on-one time with his foster mom. School is one of his favorite places to be, and he likes all subjects! For his birthday, he would love to get action figures, a baseball glove, and remote control cars.

Make a donation for Dakota’s birthday.

JOSEPH – 3 years old in September

Joey is a lively, curious little boy! He has been in care for almost three years. Joseph loves to ask lots of questions as he learns about the world. He loves all types of vehicles and is very curious about their structures and how they operate. He is very interested in airplanes, trains, and pickup trucks. He enjoys building and taking things apart. For his birthday, he would like a Tonka truck, toddler toolbox, and construction toys.

Make a donation for Joseph’s birthday.


TESSA – 2 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!

Tessa is a happy little girl! She has been in care two years. She loves to make people smile and playing with her toys. Tessa is a fast crawler and is working on her walking skills. She has triumphed over some challenges in her two years and is thriving! For her birthday, she would like a Barbie dream house, Barbie convertible, and a Barbie You Can Be Anything pack.

TAYAH – 18 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!

Tayah is a fun-loving girl who will be 18 next month! She has been in care for three years. Tayah has a bubbly, infectious personality. She loves cheerleading and is an amazing tumbler. She always fills the room with her voice and presence. Tayah is headed to college in the fall! For her 18th birthday, she would love gift cards for clothes and anything pink to decorate her dorm room.

IAN – 16 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!

Ian is a smart, funny kid who will be 16 soon! He has been in care for 2 years. He is very hands-on and likes to build things. Ian is skilled with anything having to do with computers. He is a fun, active kid who loves roller coasters and playing soccer. For his birthday, he would like a gift card to GameStop, a Lego set, a chess board, and a skateboard.

SUMMER – 17 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!

Summer is an artistic girl! She has been in care for 2 years. She loves to express herself creatively. Summer sings, draws, paints, and sculpts. She loves to play instruments and do her makeup. For her 17th birthday, she would love sculpting clay, new shorts, and makeup.

SHELBY – 17 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!

Shelby is a compassionate girl who will be 17 soon! She has been in care for over two years. She likes diamond paintings and golfing. Shelby is a great problem solver. She is very bubbly and kind. She easily relates to other people and is very empathetic. For her birthday, she would love a go-karting gift card, new sneakers, and an Amazon gift card.

AVA – 15 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!

Ava is a fun and bright girl! She has been in care for over four years. She likes to watch Vampire Diaries and ride horses. She is excited to take her permit test soon! Ava is excited to travel for the first time with her foster family when they go on a cruise this summer. For her birthday, she would like new video games, a waterproof camera, and new jewelry.

MATTHEW – 16 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!

Matthew is a shy and wonderful kid! He has been in care for one year. He loves to eat and listen to music. He tends to keep to himself and spends his time journaling and drawing. For his birthday, he would like clothes, new earrings and necklaces, cologne, and food gift cards.

ZACH – 17 years old in August – matched with a Buddy!

Zach is a kind, smart young man! He has been in care for two years. He loves to work on mechanical projects and is very gifted at taking things apart. His goal is to go into Welding. He loves to drive and see new places or photograph nature. For his 17th birthday, Zach would like gift cards to QT and Rural King to pick out new tools.

IMON – 6 years old in September – matched with a Buddy!

Imon is an energetic little boy! He has been in care for the last nine months. He can be a little shy but loves to dance and run around to get his energy out. Imon is a big fan of Sonic the Hedgehog. His favorite colors are all of them! He loves the rainbow. For his birthday, Imon would be thrilled to receive a Nintendo Switch and any Sonic the Hedgehog toys.

TYLER – 10 years old in September – matched with a Buddy!

Tyler is a kind, sweet boy who will be 10 soon! He has been in care for three years. He has a lot of energy and loves to play with his friends. Tyler is bold, expresses what he wants, and advocates for himself. For his birthday, he would like a wagon.

MARIAH – 17 years old in September – matched with a Buddy!

Mariah is a wonderful, talented young lady! She has been in care for four years. She is an amazing hairdresser and is practicing her skills all the time. Mariah is a cheerleader and is wanting to learn how to drive. For her birthday, she would love gift cards to Amazon to buy new hair products, Chick-fil-A, or Starbucks.

JORDAN – 13 years old in September – matched with a Buddy!

Jordan is a very sweet young man! He has been in care for four years. He is always happy and loves to play with toys. Jordan is a huge fan of cars and dinosaurs. For his 13th birthday, he would love a remote control car, dump truck, truck with a crane, dinosaur toys, and shirts with cars, motorcycles, or dinosaurs on them.

SHELBIE – 7 years old in September – matched with a Buddy!

Shelbie is a lovely, creative girl! She has been in care for three years. She loves to draw and color. Shelbie likes to swim and play outside. She is an excellent runner and loves to be at the playground. For her birthday, she has asked for art supplies, mermaid and unicorn toys, and toys for her outdoor adventures.

ELIJAH – 14 years old in September – matched with a Buddy!

Elijah is an active young man! He has been in care for 2.5 years. He loves to play basketball at the park. Elijah is really funny and like to tell jokes and make people laugh. For his birthday, he would like new clothes, Nike shoes, and a gift card to Applebee’s.

GWYDION – 19 years old in September – matched with a Buddy!

Gwydion is a kind and creative lady! She has been in care for five years. She loves to paint. Gwydion is a huge fan of video games. She is making plans to move into her own apartment at the end of the year! For her birthday, she would love any cookware and supplies to help her make her new place feel like home.

ALEXIS – 15 years old in September – matched with a Buddy!

Alexis is a bright young lady! She has been in care for eight months. She is very decisive and knows what she wants. Alexis speaks her mind. She is very smart and does well in school. She loves to swim and spend time with her friends. For her birthday, she would love to get some new Nike Air Force 1s in black.

Questions?

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.