In Arizona, of the nearly 19,000 children are placed in out-of-home care, 45% are placed with kin — family members who have stepped up to care for these children during this time of crisis. Many of these kin families (often grandparents and great grandparents) are on a fixed incomes and struggle financially to meet the needs of the children in their care. If the kin families become Foster Care Licensed, they will receive additional financial supports, however there are often barriers to becoming licensed.
Boost a Foster Family seeks to assist these families by eliminating the barriers in the licensing process. Our assistance includes providing home safety items, CPR and First Aid training, advocacy, paperwork assistance and more.
On November 28th, Boost a Foster Family is joining the hundreds of thousands of nonprofit organizations to kick off the holiday season with the #GivingTuesday movement.
#GivingTuesday is a celebration of America’s greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurship, community. It’s a day for philanthropists like you to donate to a cause you believe in. We need you to continue our work making homes safe for children who have been abused and neglected.
Good news for AZ donors! You may be able to get your donation back on your AZ state tax return. Boost a Foster Family is an AZ Qualified Foster Care Charity, meaning that Arizona residents can receive a tax credit (up to $500 single filers and $100 joint filers). For more info, click here.
Double your impact – Donate through Facebook! The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised for US nonprofits through Facebook’s charitable giving tools. Donations can be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit, with a max of $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out. The match will begin November 28th at 8AM EST (6AM Arizona Time). Additionally, Facebook is waiving all fees for donations to nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.
STEPS TO DONATE for #GIVINGTUESDAY
- On the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 28th, go to our Facebook Page HERE and click the DONATE button on our Facebook page and enter your information. Be sure to log in early so that we can benefit from the matching funds offered.
- Don’t have Facebook? No problem, you can donate directly on our website HERE. Online donations will be processed through PayPal or you can mail a check to our office at 1402 E. Catamaran Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85234
- Don’t want to wait until Nov. 28th? No problem, we accept donations all year long. Click here to donate directly from our website or click the DONATE button on our Facebook Page .