The holidays are the most magical time of the year, and there is no better way to give back during this time than by helping ensure every kid has a wonderful time!
For those who wish to help children in foster care but are not able to become foster or adoptive parents, there are other ways in which you can get involved. This year Bunchy Gertner is hosting the toy drive for children in foster care for the 18th year and she aims to ensure every single child in foster care receives at least one present during the holidays.
You can get involved by buying a present(s) for a child in foster care. Come by the Our Kids lobby area (401 NW 2nd Avenue, South Tower, 10th Floor) and choose a star from our Christmas tree, each of which has the name and age of a child in foster care. If you are unable to stop by the office, please call Our Kids at 305-455-6000 and we can help you select a child. The gifts need to be brought to the Our Kids office no later than December 15th and need to be new and wrapped and have the child’s name attached.
You can become one of Santa’s helpers and wrap the gifts for children! Thousands of donated presents need to be wrapped before being sent to foster kids. Wrapping paper, tape and scissors will be provided. Bunchy is stationed at the Village of Gulfstream (aka The North Pole) and is there 7 days a week wrapping the gifts. If you can’t wrap, you can also volunteer and help by lifting/stacking gifts, moving cartons and re-arranging and straightening the area. All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Please contact Our Kids if you are interested in volunteering.
Happy Holidays and thank you in advance for helping to brighten the holidays for Our Kids!