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

Thanks to your incredible generosity, there are currently no foster children waiting to be matched with a Birthday Buddy! But please check back later – we will surely be receiving more Birthday Buddy applications from case managers and foster parents soon.


ANDREW – 2 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Andrew is a bright and bubbly little boy! He has been in care for 9 months. He loves to take baths and play like a seal in the tub. He loves bubbles and playing with his toys. Andrew would love to receive new bath toys, pajamas, and new shirts and shorts.

STORM – 8 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Storm is a very smart girl! She has been in care for 2 years. She is a caring little girl who has growing leadership skills. Storm is incredibly inquisitive and loves to learn new things. She loves to braid and make jewelry! For her birthday, she has asked for new books, inspirational wall hangings, and learning workbooks.

CHANCE – 15 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Chance is an easy going young man who will be 15 this summer! He has been in care for 4 years. He loves to play video games and relax at home. Chance loves to eat snacks and spending time with his foster family. For his 15th birthday, he would love an XBOX gift card to get new games.

MACKENZI – 17 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Mackenzi is a kind young lady! She has been in care for 4 years. She is doing a lot of self-care work with her foster mom and reflecting on her life as she gets older. She is trying out gymnastics and piano recently. For her 17th birthday, she’d love to receive an Amazon gift card, new clothes, and new shoes.

JENNA – 2 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Jenna is a sweet, upbeat kid! She has been in care for almost 2 years. She has a big personality and lights up every room she is in! She loves being outside and playing in the warm weather. For her birthday, she would be thrilled to get a puzzle, clothing, learning toys for toddlers, books, and outdoor toys.

ASHLEY – 15 years old in July – matched with a Buddy!

Ashley is a kind girl who will be 15 years old next month! She loves to be outside and play sports. She is really good at basketball and track. Ashley likes to listen to music and eat her favorite foods. Starbucks, Papa Johns, and Panda Express are her absolute favorites! For her birthday, she’d like to get a crossbody bag, hoodies and t-shirts, and new flip flops.

ISABELLA – 10 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Isabella is a sweet girl who is turning 10 soon! She has been in care for over two years. She loves art and playing on the computer. Isabella is very interested in animals and insects. She also loves to play video games on her XBOX. For her 10th birthday, she’s like some Winds of Fire books, a blanket, and a Roblox gift card.

MARQUITA – 18 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Marquita is a caring girl who is turning 18 this summer! She has been in care for 4 years. She is respectful and kind. She has a young daughter who she loves dearly and is a phenomenal mom. For her birthday, she would love to get a Bath and Body Works gift card and an Amazon gift card.

ISABELLA – 15 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Isabella is a lovely, kind young girl! She has been in care for two years. She is very caring and always there for her friends. She enjoys spending time with people she loves. Isabella just made the JV cheerleading squad for next school here and is very excited! She is attending cheer camp this summer. She would love a Visa gift card to get some new shoes and clothes.

DOROYAE – 4 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Doroyae is a little firecracker! She has been in care for 2.5 years. Doroyae loves swimming. She loves to play with her toys, and she loves going to school. She likes to dress up in dresses and she loves the color pink. She is learning spanish at home with her foster family. For her birthday, she would be thrilled to get some toys and videos to help her learn her ABCs, summer dresses and bike shorts, and a Cocomelon or Princess Sofia beach towel.

ELIJAH – 6 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Elijah is a fun loving little boy! He has been in care for 3.5 years. He is spunky and loves running wild and free. Elijah is obsessed with dragons and dinosaurs. He is a big fan of anything electronic. This year he would be thrilled to receive dinosaur and dragon toys, cars and trucks, and new video games.

DA’MARIO – 7 years old in July – matched with a Buddy! 

Da’Mario is a sweet, shy boy who is turning seven! He has been in care for one year. He loves to watch planes land and take off. Da’Mario wants to fly to Disney Land one day. He likes basketball and is a HUGE fan of LeBron James. He is a phenomenal big brother who always makes sure his younger siblings are safe and okay. He likes to help them with their homework. For his birthday, he would be thrilled to receive new Nintendo Switch games.

ELYJAH – 15 years old in July – matched with a Buddy!

Elyjah is a kind kid who will be 15 soon! He has been in care for six years. He is very shy and is working hard to make some new friends this year. He is brilliant, and he is very good at building things. Elyjah wants to be an engineer in the future! He would like to get a robot building kit for his birthday.

EGYPT – 15 years old in July – matched with a Buddy!

Egypt is a brilliant girl who will be 15 soon! She has been in care for six years. She is very dedicated and knows what she wants to do with her life. She wants to be an interpreter and is already teaching herself Japanese and Korean! In her spare time, she loves to draw and sew. For her 15th birthday, she would love to get an easel, sketch kit, and a new dress.

LOGAN – 5 years old in July – matched with a Buddy!

Logan is an intelligent little boy! He has been in care for 2 years. He is very interested in learning to tell time. He like cars, and his favorite color is pink. He loves to play on his tablet and is really, really good at working electronics. For his 5th birthday, he would like an analog watch, new shirts and shorts, and a new pair of shoes.

ALEXA – 14 years old in July – matched with a Buddy!

Alexa is a creative girl! She has been in care for 4 years. She is very artistic and loves to draw. Alexa is modest and a little shy but opens up when you get to know her better. She is extremely helpful and loves to lend a hand when it’s needed. For her birthday, she would be thrilled to get Crocs, Nike pants and tops, and new earrings.

JADEN – 11 years old in July – matched with a Buddy!

Jaden is an active boy! He has been in care for five years. He loves to play basketball. Jaden like puzzles and is an avid drawer. He enjoys spending time with people he loves and always wants to be moving around. For his 11th birthday, he would like to get new outdoor games for the pool and new shoes.

KADENCE – 1 year old in July – matched with a Buddy!

Kadence is a curious, cute little boy! He has been in care for 11 months. He is a very happy little guy who loves exploring. Kadence is full of smiles and laughs all the time. He is very smart and super loving. He likes to play with phones. For his first birthday, he would love a realistic play phone or remote and a Laugh and Learn Crawl Around Car.

SHAWN – 14 years old in July – matched with a Buddy!

Shawn is a sweet boy who will be 14 soon! He has been in care for 3 years. When he gets excited, he is the most fun, brilliant kid. He loves to play with action figures, cars, teddy bears, and all kinds of toys. For his birthday, he would love a membership to the North County STL Rocks the Spectrum, which is an Autism-friendly gym so he can play all summer long!

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.