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: Mia

Scholar Spotlight: Mia

Mia is a freshman a GCU and is one of 69 students in the AFFCF scholarship program this semester. She shares her journey in getting to college and what she hopes to accomplish with a post-secondary education: Since I was young, I've dreamed of the day I'd get to go...

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Keys to Success: Jessica

Keys to Success: Jessica

Jessica 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. Catching Up When Jessica joined...

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Spend Your AZ Taxes on Children in Foster Care

Spend Your AZ Taxes on Children in Foster Care

Did you know that as an Arizona resident, you have the power to decide exactly how your tax dollars are spent? Beyond providing for community necessities and improvements, your state taxes can be redirected to help improve Arizona children’s lives in foster care. As...

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VNSA Book Sale Update

VNSA Book Sale Update

Two VNSA board members serve as board members of AFFCF each year. Meet the current VNSA representatives to the AFFCF board, Sandy Chamberlain and Colleen Cotier. The hard-working volunteers of the Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association (VNSA) are postponing their...

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Scholar Spotlight: Amanda

Scholar Spotlight: Amanda

Amanda is a junior at NAU and a modern language major (focusing on French and Chinese). She is one of 69 students in the AFFCF scholarship program. For the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters, she will be studying at Université Savoie-Mont-Blanc in France. She shares...

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Keys to Success: Braelynn

Keys to Success: Braelynn

When she first enrolled in the Keys to Success program, Braelynn was rather shy and quiet. She told us she loved photography and envisioned one day attending Arizona State University to study photojournalism. She had an immediate goal of getting a job, preferably in...

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Foster Futures Together

Foster Futures Together

Does your child need a little extra help with school? Foster Futures Together (FFT) connects motivated high school students who serve as tutors to K-8 students in foster care. Once enrolled in the program, youth in care will have access to weekly free virtual tutoring...

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Charitable Donations for the Holiday Season

Charitable Donations for the Holiday Season

Charitable donations to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation are a wonderful way to celebrate the season of giving by making a meaningful difference in children’s lives across our state. Ever since our charity organization was founded in 1983, the AFFCF...

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Change their stories

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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