September 2019
I NEVER THOUGHT IN A MILLION YEARS...
The stories you share with the Arizona Friends of Foster Children matter. What you experience as a caregiver, a relative, a CASA or as a child living in foster care is important for others to understand. Like Julie, a grandmother caring for her four grandchildren:
"I never thought in a million years that I'd be raising kids once again. Seeing the cost of everything in this day and age, I cannot imagine surviving without help. I often feel guilty for asking for so much help, but the needs of my four grandchildren far outweigh my pride. I am determined to give them a better childhood than what they have experienced so far."
Share your story with AFFCF and be entered into a weekly drawing to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. Contest dates are:

  • 9/27 - 12PM on 10/3, drawing at 3pm on 10/3
  • 10/4 - 12PM on 10/10, drawing at 3pm on 10/10
  • 10/11 - 12PM on 10/17, drawing at 3pm on 10/17
  • 10/18 - 12PM on 10/24, drawing at 3pm on 10/24
  • 10/25 - 12PM on 10/31, drawing at 3pm on 10/31
2019 SLIDER THROWDOWN
Get your tickets NOW and taste the battle as some of the Valley's best food trucks duke it out for the title of best slider.

SLIDER THROWDOWN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 12PM - 3PM
KIERLAND COMMONS
Check out this year's food truck competitors:
AFFCF is still accepting silent auction donations and event sponsors. To donate to our silent auction, please email Kim Searles at ksearles@affcf.org.
THANK YOU BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA
All of us at Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation would like to thank Blue Cross Blue of Arizona for their amazing contribution of $5,000. This is the first time we've received funding from one of Arizona's most generous companies.

"With this funding, Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona is helping to ensure that children in
foster care get to the have the childhoods they deserve," says Kris Jacober, executive director of AFFCF.
AFFCF VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
Our next volunteer orientation is right around the corner! Join us and learn the different ways you can change the story for children in foster care in Arizona.

Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 5:30PM
AFFCF Office
360 E. Coronado Rd., Ste. 190, Phoenix
PREFERRED PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Do you know about AFFCF's preferred partner program? We have teamed up with several vendors around the state who offer a discount on their services/products for children in foster care. They allow AFFCF to help even more kids in care! We'd like to welcome some of our newest preferred partners:


If you own or manage a business and would like to become an AFFCF preferred partner, contact our outreach coordinator, Kim Searles at 602.252.9445 or ksearles@affcf.org.
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 July and September 2019: