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

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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Creating Winners with Technology for Group Homes

Creating Winners with Technology for Group Homes

Of the 13,507 children currently in foster care in Arizona, 1582 (nearly 14%) live in group homes and shelters. Group homes are homes in residential areas, typically four to five bedrooms with eight to ten children who live there.  Knowing that children in foster care...

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Scholar Spotlight: Souleymane

Scholar Spotlight: Souleymane

Souleymane is a freshman at ASU studying business and is one of 69 students in the AFFCF scholarship program this semester. In his own words, he shares what drives him to earn a college degree and the impact it can have on his younger siblings: Since I was...

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Keys to Success: Tyler

Keys to Success: Tyler

Tyler is one of 159 youth actively participating in AFFCF’s Keys to Success program, which empowers youth to make informed decisions about their future and builds skills that will help them win in both career and life achievement. Eager to Work Tyler joined the Keys...

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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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