Really, there’s nothing better to watch than a kid tearing into a brightly-wrapped package, grin spreading with eager delight and increasing hope that this is exactly what they wanted – that thing, that toy, that game, that book, that whatever-it-is that maybe the rest of us adults don’t understand the hype, but that’s okay. We don’t have to understand it; the only thing that matters is that the kid felt seen and heard, and the proof is in the booty they hold, revealed, in triumphant hands.
Foster Florida’s most important mission is to make sure kids feel that way, and their Amazon Holiday WishList matches sponsors with a foster family to make sure as many kids as possible receive the things they want and need for the holidays.
“This way, the kids get things in the right size, the right color, the book they’ll read, the toy they’ll play with,” says Corey Messer, Chapter Advocate at Foster Florida Gainesville. “When you volunteer to become a sponsor, we match you with a family, send you their Amazon list, and you know whatever you buy for them is something they will really use, because they asked for it. Every kid in foster care deserves that.”
It’s an easy way to give something back to the community and help the amazing foster parents and families who nurture and care for the kids, and deliveries can go straight to their doors. To become a WishList Sponsor, please email Corey@fosterflorida.org, and she’ll be happy to fill you in on details and get you set up and started.
To learn more about Foster Florida and how you can become a volunteer or foster family, visithttps://fosterflorida.org/.
Showcase Properties of Central Florida wishes you and your families the very best of the Holiday Season! We’ll see you in the New Year!