"One person can make a difference and everyone should try."

- John F. Kennedy

Welcome to Friends of Foster Children (FOFC). We have been serving foster children in the San Gabriel Valley since 1976. We are always looking for new members to join us and help make a child's life a little brighter.


Find out about our scholarship program


Learn more about our fun annual events


View some great pictures taken at past events


Explore different ways you can help


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Various fund-raisers and gift collections throughout the year are designed to help foster children in need. We also assist newly emancipated foster teens as they learn to set up their own homes, continue their education, and learn to be self-supporting.

FOFC is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organiztion. We have no paid staff and no facility so less than 6% of our annual budget is spent on operating costs. 94% of every donated dollar is applied to the childrens' needs.

Projects include:

  • Special Friends: undertakes special projects such as collecting school supplies, providing Thanksgiving and Halloween treats, filling Easter Baskets, etc.
  • Scholarship/Emancipation: members provide financial assistance to emancipated youth and mentor college students, giving encouragement and emotional support to successfuly complete their education.
  • Sugar Plum Tree: Christmas trees are decorated with the Christmas wishes of over 400 foster children. Members receive, collect, sort, and deliver the gifts in time for their Christmas parties.

Who Do We Support? We support the following Centers at different levels. Some receive assistance all year and others only at Christmas time. They are:

  • Bienvenidos
  • Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services
  • Foster/Kinship Care Education & Independent Living Programs at PCC
  • Hathaway-Sycamore Child & Family Services
  • Helen Evans Home
  • Hillsides
  • Hope House for the Multiple-Handicapped
  • Haynes Family of Programs
  • Rosemary Children's Services
  • Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP)
  • Trinity Youth Services - El Monte
  • Youth Moving On Peer Resource Center