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 

Packing Party Gives Care to AFFCF Scholars

Packing Party Gives Care to AFFCF Scholars

Subaru Superstore of Chandler staff, Subaru brand ambassador volunteers, members of the AFFCF Scholarship Committee and National Charity League volunteers packed 104 care packages recently for members of the AFFCF Scholarship program and Penson Fund recipients!  Due...

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Keys to Success Spotlight: Tori

Keys to Success Spotlight: Tori

Tori joined the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation's Keys to Success program in June and needed help mapping out life beyond foster care. The Prescott-based teen participated in career exploration and determined that she wanted a career as an esthetician....

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Alkaline88 – Arizona’s Eco-Friendliest Water

Alkaline88 – Arizona’s Eco-Friendliest Water

Alkaline88® is the flagship product of Scottsdale-basedAlkaline Water Company Inc., the premium producer of bottled alkaline water and CBD-infused products with a mission to produce sustainable options for water consumption. With many products to suit specific needs,...

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How to Celebrate the Holidays with Children in Foster Care

How to Celebrate the Holidays with Children in Foster Care

One of the most magical parts of the holiday season is how it inspires so many people to give back to their community in many ways. If you are searching for ways to help this holiday season, your contribution to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation has...

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Why I Support AFFCF – Part I

Why I Support AFFCF – Part I

Ben Norris sits on the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation's Board of Directors. , where he serves as chair of the Awards Committee. He is a retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge who served in juvenile court and family court and now works in the...

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Scholar Spotlight: Roxanna

Scholar Spotlight: Roxanna

Roxanna is a senior at Northern Arizona University. She is one of 72 students currently in the AFFCF scholarship program. In her own words, she describes the impact of being in the scholarship program: Hello! My name is Roxanna. I am 22 years old and I am a senior at...

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Volunteer Opportunities to Help Children in Foster Care

Volunteer Opportunities to Help Children in Foster Care

Would you like to make a positive difference in your community but aren't sure where to start? We've created a handy guide to volunteer opportunities in Arizona, providing details about: How to become a foster care volunteer in AZDifferent volunteer opportunities in...

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AFFCF Scholar Dinners

AFFCF Scholar Dinners

For the first time since March 2020, students in the AFFCF scholarship program have returned to campuses for their classes! It was a cause for celebration and as such, AFFCF held three start-of-the-semester dinners for our scholars: one in Scottsdale, one in Tucson...

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Keys to Success: Kyle

Keys to Success: Kyle

When Kyle was referred to the Keys to Success program last March, he was 19 years old and never had a job. He would be graduating high school in a couple of months and needed to prepare for his future. While he had interviewed for several positions on his own in the...

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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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