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Make a Difference Today

Since 1992, we’ve touched the lives of more than 5,000 children and families in crisis by lending support to parents who need help providing their children with the quality of life they deserve.  In recognition of 24 years of service, we’ve developed a list of 24 simple things anyone can do to help us continue rebuilding our communities…one family at a time.

Foster Care/Adoption/Kinship Support

  1. Contribute materials (computers/software/parenting books/videos to our resource library
  2. Donate a Wal-Mart, Target, or Babies R’ Us gift card
  3. Provide movie or dinner passes
  4. Purchase theme park tickets
  5. Volunteer home repair services
  6. Donate a hotel/resort weekend for foster parents and kin caregivers
  7. Wear a blue ribbon in May in support of National Foster Care Month
  8. Help a foster youth create a photo album
  9. Volunteer to make presentations to community groups
  10. Donate back to school haircuts/hair styling
  11. Make a secure pledge on FEC’s website
  12. Encourage your company to match their employee pledges
  13. Volunteer your expertise (for foster parent in-service training)
  14. Donate grocery store gift cards (to purchase formula, diapers/pull ups, car seats, etc.)
  15. Reward family support staff with lunch/donuts/coffee
  16. Donate necessary licensing items such as fire extinguishers, medication lock boxes and first aid kits
  17. Sponsor an educational field trip
  18. Donate children’s bedroom furnishings (bunk beds, cribs, storage cubes, etc.)
  19. Sponsor a summer camp enrollment or extracurricular activity enrollment & uniforms
  20. Purchase and donate a new car seat
  21. Donate school uniforms
  22. Sponsor a holiday dinner
  23. Volunteer to assist during one of FEC’s upcoming family events
  24. Run errands or help around the house