Taking Action for Foster Kids raises over $30,000

Thank you for calling in and taking action to support AzCA this past February 17, 2021! With your help, we can provide a future they never envisioned.

For the fifth year, AzCA has been able to partner with ABC15 and American Furniture Warehouse for a month-long campaign to Take Action for Foster Kids, which is accompanied by a live telethon. Thank you for participating in Taking Action for Foster Kids 2021 and helping make a difference in the lives of children coming in to foster care. In the five years of this campaign, we have raised over $115,000.00 and collected more than 25,000 personal care items for the “Just For Me” bags!

Currently there are more than 14,000 children and youth in out-of-home care. Many have had to leave behind their possessions, families, homes and everything they have ever known. Because of your generosity, we can provide a “Just for Me” bag with essential personal care and comfort items for children entering the foster care system, which they might never have received. We could not have done it without you, but don’t just take our word for it:

“The ‘Just for Me’ bags are a great way for people in the community to play a role in the lives of foster children if they are not ready or able to get licensed.  Often times, kids are placed with foster families and have very few items, sometimes nothing.  I will never forget the day I agreed to foster two 17-year-old girls who were coming out of a very difficult situation.  They were dropped off with just the clothes on their backs and a stuffed animal that each of them had received from the placement center. I received ‘Just for Me’ bags for each of them, which helped make them feel special and also took a little bit of weight off my shoulders as well.”

Aubrey, AzCA Adoptive Parent

Learn more about the “Just for Me” bags here.

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