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

DASANI – 12 years old in June
Dasani is full of so much life! When you first meet him, you will think that he is quiet and shy. But if you give him a pack of Pokemon he could entertain you for hours. He also loves to share stories. Dasani is a natural when it comes to sports. He enjoys playing basketball and loves soccer. He also loves to share stories. Dasani often plays basketball with the other children in the neighborhood. Dasani is a great kid who simply wants to have a normal life and return home to his family. He’s been in foster care for about 1 year. This Pokemon lover has some very specific birthday requests: the Pokemon TCG: Meowth V Teaser Box, the Pokemon TCG: Legends of Johto Gx Premium Collection Box, and a Tombert Pokemon card carrying case whiich holds 400+ cards. A Walmart or Amazon gift card would be great too, so he can choose a gift for himself!

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

Click here to donate for Dasani’s birthday.

 

SHANAE – 16 years old in June – matched with a Buddy!
Shanae is an outgoing teen who has been a strong advocate for herself during her time in foster care. She is outgoing and creative young woman who loves styling hair and being with her friends. Shanae has been in foster care for over 6 years. To make her sweet sixteen special, Shanae would love a gift card to the store PINK as well as adult coloring books and art supplies.

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

 

DAEVION – 16 years old in June – matched with a Buddy!
Daevion loves football and basketball, he plays football on his high school’s team. He also has a soft side, he’s loving, funny, and really enjoys helping out with little ones in his foster home. Daevion has been in foster care most of his life – 14 years. For his sweet sixteen, he’s asked for a martial arts Xbox game (UFC) and an Xbox gift card.

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


CHEYANA – 18 years old in May – matched with a Buddy!
Cheyana is a quiet and independent (almost) 18 year old!  She loves fashion, reading and doing her hair and makeup.  Cheyana is also super into anime. Cheyana is shy at first, but once she gets to know you, she can sit and talk for hours. Cheyana is mature and really takes pride in being independent.  She has been in foster care for 5.5 years.  Since Cheyana absolutely loves beauty products, she would be thrilled to a gift card to Ulta Beauty so she can go on a birthday shopping spree!

Because of the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order, we’re looking for a Birthday Buddy donor to make a $100 donation for Cheyana’s birthday gift.  The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition will purchase Cheyana’s gift online and have it shipped directly to her.

 

CHASE – 12 years old in June- matched with a Buddy!
Chase is a very active boy who loves to be outside having fun! He enjoys jumping on the trampoline, throwing a ball around and especially playing Nerf wars with his friends. Even though Chase prefers to be outside, there are many indoor activities he enjoys that keep him busy. He spends time with his brother building Legos, playing video games and board games. Chase has been in foster care for 11 months. Great gift ideas for Chase would be Nerf guns, board games, Legos, clothes (size 10-12), shoes ( size 5) and any outdoor toys. Chase is a little obsessed with smelling nice, he would be thrilled to get cologne, body spray or body wash for his birthday too.

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

 

RAO – 3 years old in June – matched with a Buddy!
Sweet, loveable little Rao has been in foster care since he was born. He is an active little guy who also likes to read and play games. For his birthday, he would love an indoor crawling tunnel and exercise ball. He would also enjoy memory games (Seek A Boo is his favorite!), interlocking sensory toys, Playdoh and books with his favorite characters, Paw Patrol and Mickey Mouse. Clothes (size 5T) would also be appreciated. Please help make this birthday the best one yet!

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

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.