Kay's Fundraiser for Fostering Wishes -- Do More 24 Delaware 2024

A fundraiser for Fostering Wishes Foundation

$75 raised from 4 donors

$1,000 goal

I’m Kay Livingston.

I’m fundraising for Fostering Wishes Foundation.

I'm Kay Livingston and I am a volunteer for Fostering Wishes Foundation. The foster children in Delaware have 'wishes' for many items that most children have in life.  Please help us help them to have a normal life as most children have.  

A simple $5.00 donation will go a long way.  We will get prizes for multiple donations (for instance, a $5.00 donation once an hour for several hours). There is extra incentive for getting donations from different states, foreign countries, etc.  There are monetary prizes for different states, most money donated in an hour, etc.  

Please find it in your heart to help Foster children.

Set a reminder and the website will alert you when to donate!

About Fostering Wishes Foundation

Mission: Grant birthday, holiday and special occasion wishes to children and teens in Delaware foster care, improving mental and physical health and preparing them for the future. Kids request their wish through their case worker or advocate and are encouraged to request whatever they want or need - clothes, toys, a team uniform, prom gown, instrument, art supplies, personal care, suitcases, a bike or a book - whatever matters to that young person matters to us. When aging out of care at 18, teens rarely have the means to get essentials for their first home so we provide bedding, housewares, towels and even décor, so their space is personal and welcoming for their transition from foster care to independent living. Fostering Wishes Foundation is available to every youth in Delaware foster care

Our goal for 2024 is to open a "free store" where kids  and teens in Delaware foster care can shop safely and privately for brand-new clothes, shoes, undergarments, coats, career clothes, pajamas and slippers , games, toys, art supplies, musical instruments, books, health and hygiene products and household items for the bedroom, kitchen and bath. with the help of their case worker or advocate and our volunteers.

We are currently operating from an outdoor storage unit and donations raised  raised during DoMore24 will help us move to a more welcoming space and to purchase display racks, lighting, mirrors, comfortable seating, shopping totes  and a point-of-sale system.

Volunteer adult staff will train local foster teens to run the register, barcode and scan inventory, assist customers, keep store tidy and stocked, fold and arrange merchandise, and assist their peers experiencing foster care with their selections, all while developing necessary job skills.

In December 2023 we delivered 1909 items to 296 kids requesting holiday gifts. bringing our total to over 400 wishes for the year! We need your help to fulfill wishes and to be better situated to serve the 700+ kids currently in Delaware foster care.

Thank you for your support!