October 2019
2019 SLIDER THROWDOWN
We're about two weeks from the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation's annual fundraiser, the Slider Throwdown! On Sunday, November 17 from noon to 3 p.m., you can taste the battle between the Valley's best food trucks. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with our Silent Auction and enjoy some great music from the Josh West Trio. Josh was on Season 20 of NBC's The Voice and is an incredible local talent. And Sean McLaughlin of CBS 5/3TV is the emcee for the day!

Tickets are just $35 and get you a slider from each truck, plus two drink tickets! Best of all, proceeds benefit one of the most under-served populations in Arizona: children in foster care.

SLIDER THROWDOWN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 12PM - 3PM
KIERLAND COMMONS
Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for making this event happen:
SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT - JAZMIN S.
AFFCF is currently funding 81 college students who aged out of foster care and are attending universities and community colleges statewide. This month, we're pleased to introduce Jazmin, who is telling her story in her own words.

"At age 18, after two and a half years of being in the foster care system, I chose to stay part of the system voluntarily. The Department of Child Safety (DCS) offers extended foster care through the Young Adult Program up until a young adult’s 21st birthday. I earned my GED, applied and registered at Central Arizona College. I plan to use the Arizona State University (ASU) transfer map to attend ASU after I receive 24 credits at community college. I plan to use the AFFCF scholarship to build a rewarding life.

My first goal is to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, so I have a relevant degree that I'm passionate about. I am currently also attending real estate school. My lifelong career goals are to practice real estate in Arizona’s expanding market while continuing my education and applying for the ASU’s Master of Social Work Child Welfare Education Program. I aspire to work on my master’s degree in Child Development and Psychology. My ultimate focus is to become a social worker in Southern Arizona, with a loving family of my own and a successful life I built myself.

I have a strong passion to give children the opportunities and benefits that I was given while in the foster care system, to help them build their own healthy, safe and successful lives, and ultimately, give back to my community. I’m grateful that this is possible because of programs like the AFFCF Scholarship Program ." 
CHANGE THE STORY FOR A CHILD IN FOSTER CARE
Every day, more than 33 children enter foster care in Arizona. Almost all of them have stories you can't even imagine. Their stories don't have to stay that way. With a tax credit donation to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, you could change the story for a child in foster care. Individuals can donate up to $500 and receive a $500 tax credit on their Arizona state taxes, while joint filers can donate up to $1,000 to receive a $1,000 tax credit on their Arizona state taxes.

Help us make life a little better for them!
THE FUN WE FUNDED
Take a quick peek at the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation we served kids in foster care in Arizona in September 2019: