We commit to each child in our program for 12+ years no matter what and that commitment has never been more critical. The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all of our lives, but it creates far greater challenges for the children and families that Friends of the Children serves. Our children need their Friends now more than ever!
We are launching a campaign today to raise $200,000 between now and April 10. Together, we can make sure that all of our youth and families have the support they need to get through this incredibly challenging time. Thanks to the Stand Together Foundation, every $1 you invest will be matched with another $1, up to $100,000 to support our children.
This campaign is for children like William*, a bright, vibrant third grader who loves sports. William was selected for our program from foster care – he’s experienced many foster care homes, multiple school changes, and more transitions than most of us experience in a lifetime. He’s dealing with even more challenges right now, given school closures and required social isolation. Thankfully, he has his Friend, Josh. Josh is working hard to continue supporting William, being that constant presence in his life, no matter what. They are talking on the phone and through video chats, sharing about everything that’s going on, completing school work, and continuing to build a relationship based on love, trust, and hope for the future.
Please help us maintain the strong foundation and support our children and families need right now. Every $1 you invest is matched, one-to-one. Double your impact for children like William; they need us now, more than ever!
CEO, Friends of the Children