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 

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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Charitable Contributions – Tax Tips

Charitable Contributions – Tax Tips

When you make a charitable contribution to a non-profit organization, it is incredibly rewarding to know that you are supporting a cause in the community. Your spirit of giving is what enables organizations like the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation to...

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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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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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