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 

Ways to Give Back And Make A Difference This Thanksgiving

Ways to Give Back And Make A Difference This Thanksgiving

Honoring the spirit of giving has long been a Thanksgiving tradition, and there’s no better time of year to find ways in which you can make a difference in the lives of others. No matter how small or large your contribution may be, it truly does help, especially when...

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Scholar Spotlight: McKenna

Scholar Spotlight: McKenna

McKenna is a freshman nursing major attending NAU this fall. She is also one of 68 students in the AFFCF scholarship program. She talks about attending college and her goals for her future: My current goal right now is to be a pediatric nurse. I love children and...

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Keys to Success: Vincent

Keys to Success: Vincent

Kindness, thoughtfulness, positivity. These are three traits that encompass a young man with whom our Keys to Success team has the great pleasure of working. Vincent is a young person who has worked hard to secure a job. For the past month, he has been working at...

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Supporting Education

Supporting Education

When this school year began virtually, it put students in foster care at a huge disadvantage. AFFCF answered to call to help level the “learning field” for these young people by creating Education Support Awards. This one-time award category was designed to pay for...

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Scholar Spotlight: Ariana

Scholar Spotlight: Ariana

Ariana is sophomore English major who just transferred to ASU this semester. She also is one of 68 students in the AFFCF Scholarship program this fall. We asked for her thoughts on attending university in this time of COVID-19. Here’s what she had to say: The...

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Keys to Success: Davin

Keys to Success: Davin

When we first met Davin earlier this year, the Yavapai County youth was working to finish his GED so he could enlist in the military and eventually have a career in public service. In care since he was 13 years old, Davin wanted to change the past and make good...

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Donor Spotlight: The Pensons

Donor Spotlight: The Pensons

For the past two years, the Bobby Edd Penson Fund has helped young men and women who have aged out of foster care and are pursuing higher education. The program serves as a safety net for youth who have no one else on whom they can rely. “The Penson Fund was all Bob’s...

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Why Donations to Children’s Charities Matter

Why Donations to Children’s Charities Matter

It may come as no surprise to hear that for children in foster care, there is no shortage of challenges to be faced. From the trauma of family separation to the instability of life within the system, children in foster care often encounter devastating difficulties...

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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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