their stories

A blog that highlights life in foster care for children and families and offers insights and bits of wisdom learned along the way 

Scholar Spotlight: Amanda

Scholar Spotlight: Amanda

In January 2021, we highlighted one of our AFFCF scholars, Amanda, a modern language major at Northern Arizona University. At the time, Amanda was preparing to study abroad in France at Université Savoie- Monte Blanc for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters. She...

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Keys to Success: Galadriel

Keys to Success: Galadriel

Galadriel is one of 197 youth actively participating in AFFCF’s Keys to Success program, which empowers youth to make informed decisions about their future and build skills that will help them win in both career and life achievement. Her KTS employment development...

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How to Help Teens in Foster Care for the New School Year

How to Help Teens in Foster Care for the New School Year

For many people, there’s a certain sense of nostalgia in remembering the excitement of beginning a new school year as a child or teen. Your fond memories might include shopping for school supplies, picking out new clothes, and preparing to tell your friends all about...

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Here’s to the 2021 Graduates!

Here’s to the 2021 Graduates!

After years of long, hard work, youth in the AFFCF Keys to Success and Scholarship programs graduated from high schools, community colleges and universities across the state in June. Their accomplishments cannot be overstated. The high school graduation rate for...

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5 Reasons to Make Tax-Deductible Donations

5 Reasons to Make Tax-Deductible Donations

What You’ll Learn:As you read about making tax-deductible donations in AZ, you’ll be learning: The benefits of making charitable donationsHow your contributions make a difference in your communityA few tips for tax-deductible giving 5 Reasons to Make Tax-Deductible...

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Scholar Spotlight: Sarah

Scholar Spotlight: Sarah

Sarah is graduating this spring from the University of Arizona. She is one of 69 students in the AFFCF scholarship program. In her own words, she describes the importance of having a support system while in college: I am graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in...

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Keys to Success: Aaron

Keys to Success: Aaron

Aaron is one of 182 youth actively participating in AFFCF’s Keys to Success program, which empowers youth to make informed decisions about their future and build skills that will help them win in both career and life achievement Aaron was 19 years old and living out...

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What is the Charitable Deduction for 2020?

What is the Charitable Deduction for 2020?

What You’ll Learn: In this post about charitable tax deductions for 2020, we’ll discuss: How the CARES Act has changed some of the charitable giving rules for 2020How to maximize tax benefits for charitable donationsWhy there’s never been a better time to donate to a...

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The stories from our blog are made possible because our community cares. The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which means we are funded solely by individuals, corporate partners and foundations. Because we are a Qualifying Foster Care Organization, your donation may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona state taxes, up to $500 for individuals and $1,000 for couples.

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