** #GIVINGTUESDAY: Give a Brighter Childhood **

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Give Joy Holidays:

Southwest Missouri


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Serving Foster & Adopted Children This Holiday Season

In Southwest Missouri, there are more than 3,200 children in foster care.

With the generosity of donors like you, FosterAdopt Connect’s Give Joy Holiday Program works to ensure that every foster and adoptive family feels supported during the holidays.

Why Give?

Lauren knew that even as a single mom, she could give her nieces love and security when they came into foster care. “They don’t give you a manual,” Lauren said, recalling those first few months. She needed help and someone to talk to, but she didn’t know where to turn until she found FosterAdopt Connect.



“Your organization was actually the very first organization that helped me,” she explained. Lauren came to support groups and visited Sammy’s Window for clothes, food, and birthday presents.

After last year’s Give Joy, Lauren and her children wrote a letter to their donor. “One of the happiest parts of holidays is people like you. The gifts we received made it all the more special. We are very grateful that you took the time to make someone else’s Christmas great. You didn’t have to do it, but we are grateful you did!”
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Gift Drive: Donors collect gifts to stock our Toyporium, where caregivers find gifts for children who enter foster care or move to a new home after the Match Program signup deadline. FosterAdopt Connect can provide signage, collection barrels, and ideas for toy drive themes.
Financial Contribution: Let us shop for you! Contribute securely online at fosteradopt.org. In the comments field, specify that you would like your donation to benefit Give Joy.
Amazon Wish List: Purchase gifts from our Amazon wish list and share the list with others who might do the same. CLICK HERE
Fill the Van: Join Colombia College in Springfield on November 2 to fill our van full of toys for kids in care. More details coming soon!
Get wishlists for Santa ready! We will have gift shopping for families in a few communities throughout Southwest Missouri this December. Sign up to receive an email with this information and how you can get gifts for your foster and adopted kids.CLICK HERE

Ready to Give Joy?

Sign up by November 15!

Let us know how you would like to GiveJoy! Contact Aaron Schekorra at aarons@fosteradopt.org or call (417) 866-3672


October 1, 2019
December 1, 2019