“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ―Maya Angelou
With Giving Tuesday Now, we believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 affects more than just the infected. A pandemic like this touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Our organization has been greatly impacted as a large portion of our yearly funding comes from our events and fundraisers, most of which are having to either decrease in size or happen in a different setting. Due to social distancing measures occurring in our community and the rising interest in adopting at-risk foster youth, our need for funding has also increased in order to continue to keep the costs of adoption down, as A Family for Every Child has the lowest adoption fees of any major agency.
We are also hosting a large mask drive in order to provide protection for the 500+ unhoused students living in Lane County in Oregon, many of which are having to bounce from shelter to shelter, putting them more at-risk for contracting COVID-19.
Let’s come together to drive a spike of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits, like ours, around the world. We need your help, now more than ever, to further our mission and find loving homes for our waiting foster youth, especially during this time of crisis.Together we can heal. Be a part of the solution: show your support and rally to do some good!
Did you know, with the money you donate:
$1,000 helps 20 national families find their forever children.
$500 is used to help a family adopt a foster sibling group.
$500 provides all recruitment tools needed to find a forever home for a waiting foster child.
$400 is used to reconnect a child in care with their past loved ones.
$350 supports one large Heart Gallery display of waiting children for a year.
$300 is used to make a mentor match with a foster child.
$200 supports a new family for two years after an adoption.
$100 is used to take photos of a waiting child to be used for adoption.
$50 creates a Life Book for a foster child to keep special memories.
Because of your donations we have placed:
1,500 Sibling Groups
1,625 Minority Children
Because of your donations we have served:
800 Heart Gallery Photos
420 Map Families Matched
250 Mentor Matches
150 Family Finding Cases
350 Heroes For A Day
3000 Princesses For A Day