April 2021 Newsletter
Happy Spring!

We appreciate you taking the time to read our newsletter and
catch up with everything that is going on at Best Foot Forward.

Take a look!
We Broke Records at the BFF BASH!
What an event the BASH was! The theme for this year's BFF BASH was
A Decade of Change, celebrating 10 years of making an impact on youth in foster care. It was truly remarkable! Although we were unable to gather and commemorate this special milestone in person, the event radiated an overwhelming sense of community, warmth, and support. With the help of our generous sponsors, donors, and attendees, we far exceeded our goal and were able to raise over $500,000 for our innovative and important programs! This year's BASH was one of our most successful events ever!

We hope you will join us for the next BASH, hopefully safely in person, scheduled for April 23, 2022!

We are so proud of the impact we have made over the past 10 years. Over 700 lives have changed forever because of the work that we do.

CLICK HERE to watch 10 years of BFF, condensed into 2 minutes!

Our student presenter this year was Elie, an FAU junior who credits Best Foot Forward with helping him get where he is today.

Spring Time Deliveries at BFF!
Throughout the entire pandemic, we have found ways to stay connected to our students, and home deliveries have been an important part of that for us! We miss seeing our students in person, and want to ensure they have a sense of normalcy around holidays. This month, we coordinated spring deliveries!

Our coaches drove all over the county delivering adorable Easter baskets (put together by our incredible volunteers), along with any other supplies our students or foster parents needed (everything from pencils to food to masks).

The kids were so happy to receive their holiday treats, and we were even happier to see their smiling faces! These face-to-face "check-ins" are so important during this unprecedented and unpredictable year. No matter what is thrown at us, we will always make the needs of our students a priority!
Best Foot(BALL) Forward!
Boca Raton native and Minnesota Vikings NFL player Jake Bargas and his family have supported Best Foot Forward for many years. On a recent visit back home, Jake was gracious enough to meet with one of our eighth grade students who aspires to play football and be in the NFL himself one day. Jake took the time to run routes and go through field positions with him, and made it even more memorable by giving our student lots of Vikings merchandise of his own. To top it off, he signed a football for him!

It was such an incredible and unforgettable day that meant so much to all involved, especially our student and his foster parents. We are beyond grateful for people like Jake, who take the time to give back to their community.
Amazon Wish List!
A key part of our program is providing items our students need for school, rewards for their achievements, and gifts for their birthdays or sometimes things just for fun or to surprise them!

If you would like to help provide some of these items, please check them out on our Amazon wish list!

And as a reminder, you can support Best Foot Forward each time you shop on Amazon, automatically!
Just go to smile.amazon.com, choose Best Foot Forward as your charity to receive donations, and bookmark smile.amazon.com, so each time you shop, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to us at no cost to you.

Every dollar counts and we truly appreciate the support!