WHY WE GIVE
We started Fawn & Foster after becoming foster parents ourselves and realizing the incredible need for foster children of all ages throughout the U.S. We created this baby brand in order to donate 50% of the profits to nonprofits who directly help children in foster care.
HOW IT HELPS
The nonprofits we give to provide:
- New backpacks filled with essential items for children entering foster care
- Organize & run FREE clothing and donation centers for children in foster care. These donation centers are also open to children who have been reunified with birth families who are still in vulnerable situations❤
- Provide support to foster and adoptive families via meals, services, support groups, baby formula/diapers, essential items
- Provide free tickets to games, camps and family-friendly outings to help foster children connect, feel loved, and give them a sense of belonging
- Create professional videos for children who need adopting out of foster care to help them find their forever families
- Help teens aging out of the foster care system to become successful and independent adults
Our Giving Partners are the nonprofits who receive 50% of our profits. They are listed below along with some information about what they do and how they help foster children (this is not a comprehensive list and can change from quarter to quarter):
AKB's mission and ultimate goal is to end the foster care crisis in the US - state by state. They have created two beautiful and important initiatives that help children in foster care. The "I Belong Project" is a program that uses high quality videography to give children in foster care, who are legally free for adoption and are waiting for a forever family, a face and a voice. The "Dream Makers" initiative is a program that inspires and impacts youth who are aging out of the foster care system by offering guidance and giving them an opportunity to dream about their future. Over 23,000 teens age out of foster care each year in the US.
"Every year 23,000 teens exit the foster care system without a family to help them transition into adulthood. These youth were removed from their families, having experienced neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Dream Makers helps remove barriers that stand in the way of the empowered , connected lives these youth dream of having." We are honored to join with Dream Makers to help serve the teens aging out of foster care🖤
"We seek to provide love in action to foster children as well as support to the foster families who are providing care for them. We operate a free donation center for kids in foster care to come shop for free. We have also provided thousands of placement bags to kids moving into foster care to ensure that they have a bag of belongings to get them started. We also help provide beds, baby gear, camp scholarships, sports equipment + much more. We are committed to love and dignity for kids in foster care."
Foster the Family exists to support and encourage foster and adoptive families, mobilize and equip the community and church for foster care and adoption, and advocate for vulnerable children.
Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) empowers volunteer advocates to champion the best interests of children in the foster care system. Children who have been abused or neglected need more than the child welfare, court systems and education systems can provide. CASAs are truly the voice for vulnerable children to ensure their best interests are safeguarded.
Foster Together, formerly South County Foster Closet, was created in March 2018 when a group of moms in St. Louis, Missouri decided to take a step of faith. They began collecting clothing, shoes, and baby items to be sorted and passed along to children in foster care, free of charge. Since then, hundreds of children in the St. Louis area and beyond have been impacted by this ministry. Our prayer is that God's love would be shared with every child we serve.