Making Birthdays Special for Foster care children in Az.
Arizona Org. Helping to Recognize the Important Date in the Life of a Foster Child
Arizona Helping Hands is the largest provider of basic needs to the 14,000 children in our state’s foster care system. It is truly important to give boys and girls who have been abused and neglected a sense of safety and dignity.
The beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, backpacks filled with school supplies, and other items help to raise their self-esteem.
We take basic needs to another level with our Birthday Dreams program. We believe that celebrating a birthday for children in foster care is a basic need. Having met so many youngsters who – just due to their unique circumstances – have never celebrated their birthday, we understand the importance of that special day.
We receive requests from foster families and the Department of Child Safety caseworkers daily.
One request might state that little Joey is turning 4 and likes trains. Another might tell us that Paige’s 17th birthday is coming up and she likes soccer and Harry Potter.
Our objective is to let Joey, Paige and thousands of children know that we care. Our army of volunteers will “shop” through our stock of donated and purchased items to find the perfect gift to celebrate them…
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