This is what we do for children in foster care. The presence Gift for a
Child provides in the life of a child is more than just helping hands;
we help foster youth to realize that regardless of their circumstances,
they are still able to
live extraordinary lives and we will help them to get there! We provide
real life preparation, care packages, a life line, career counseling and
Imagine growing up in foster care moving from home to home carrying your belongings in a garbage bag. One day you turn 18 and the comfort of the group home and your government parent is no longer available.
We going into communities to raise awareness about the need for caring adults for foster youth.
They want to be part of a family. 100% of foster youth would like to
be part of a permanent, caring family or support system. Many want to have
a relationship with their birth parent. Others, especially older teens and
sibling groups, hope someone will adopt them. Some children just need
someone to speak up for them so they’ll get adopted.
We provide photographic and written memories of special times in the lives of foster youth.
They want to create positive
Youth in foster care go many years without having a professionally
produced photograph to help their social worker connect them with their
forever families. Some really want a photographic reminder of a sibling
they are separated from.
We extend a lifeline to provide foster youth with critical necessities in care and when they leave foster care.
They don’t want to be homeless. 25% of foster youth end up homeless
within 18 months of leaving care.
We provide foster youth with real life preparation skills.
They want support transitioning to
20,000 youth leave foster care each year at an age when they are
unprepared to transition to adulthood. These youth want to learn how
to live on their own, obtain a job, and maintain finances.
We help prepare foster youth to succeed in school and to enter college, technical school and the military.
They want to go to college. 70% of foster youth want to attend
college, but need guidance from mentors and guidance counselors to get
there. Others need a place to go during school breaks or a package of
goodies from someone that cares.