Believing that every child deserves a healthy and happy childhood, Norfolk Friends of Foster Care (NFFC) is committed to enriching the lives of foster children in our community. Foster children often miss out on key elements of a healthy and happy childhood, such as a stable family environment, extracurricular activities and enrichment programs, and individualized tutoring/mentoring, due to lack of a family placement, funding limitations, and insufficient access to supplementary programs.
The mission of NFFC is to address these issues through
- Targeted outreach to increase the number of available family foster homes, thereby reducing the need for group-home placements for children
- Providing funding for enrichment programs that bridge the gap between what is available from public services and those elements that are essential to a healthy and happy childhood.
Through its philanthropy, NFFC strives to ensure all children in the foster care system have the best childhood possible.
How We HelpBirthdays and Holidays
We partner with individuals and area businesses to provide birthday and holiday gifts for children in foster care. Contact us here if you are interested in becoming a Birthday or Holiday sponsor for a child.Camperships
We send foster children to summer camps, with a particular focus on sending siblings who are placed in separate homes to camp together! Contact us to learn more.Tutoring
We provide additional, one-on-one academic assistance to children who need extra support to be successful in school. Contat us to learn more.Extracurricular Activities
We support foster children’s participation in sports and other activities that will enrich their childhoods, provide stress relief and enhance participation in the community. We will also provide equipment if necessary.Outreach
We have partnered with Old Dominion University’s Business School and Communication Department to develop a targeted marketing and media campaign for recruiting additional foster families.
Get InvolvedShop For Birthday Gifts
Contact us here and we will give you a child's name, age and birthday requests. Donations are very much appreciated; however, we can reimburse gift purchases up to $45!Gifts and Pledges
Your gift of cash makes the most immediate impact and allows you to receive the full tax benefit available for charitable donations. Click here to donate.In-Kind Donations
Providing goods and services, such as birthday gifts, equipment for extracurricular activities, camp stays or event catering, is a meaningful and welcomed way to impact a child’s life.Corporate Sponsorship
Corporations wishing to demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of children and families in the community in which their employees live and work are encouraged to consider sponsorship.
Make a difference today.