Andy Williams’ song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is one of my favorites of the holiday season. It reminds me of times spent seeing Andy Williams perform the song live, holidays with my family, celebrating, feasting, and opening gifts as a child in the presence of my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family members. Little did I realize during those times as a child that not every child had the same experience I did. I’m sure my parents would often tell me how fortunate we were, however, I did not have a realistic comparison to comprehend the brevity of the statement. I was very fortunate as a child, and am incredibly thankful.

As an adult, my worldview widely expanded and it absolutely breaks my heart knowing that not every child has similar experiences as I did during the holidays. I’ve now seen first hand the trauma and lack of personal belongings that come with a child entering foster care. Nothing to call their own, wishes and dreams unfulfilled, struggling to manage each and every day.

You can make a difference. Each of the over 2,000 children we serve in 14 Oklahoma counties through our Fostering Joy program gets exactly what he/she/they ask for. By sponsoring a child for $75, you can change the life of a child in our state’s child welfare system. Each penny of the $75 donated will go directly towards purchasing gifts for a child, or you can purchase items off our Target wish list, or even sponsor an individual child and purchase the items yourself.

Remember, we do serve the children year round with other living essentials such as clothing, shoes, toys, baby items, special event clothing, coats, hygiene products, etc. We hope you can donate an extra $25 per child you support, to help our efforts throughout the year.

Here’s to the holidays and Fostering Joy to you and the families we serve. As always, a tremendous thank you for helping us help our most vulnerable children.

Forever connecting hearts, 

Chris Siemens
Executive Director
If you would like to sponsor a child or family, please click on the link below. Once you register, we will soon match a wish list from a child and send that form on to you. You will get first name, age and gender AND the item/s they want for the holidays. Thank you!
If you are a foster family, please click on the below link to fill out your child's wish list. Once complete, we will match the wish list to one of our sponsors and then we will contact you later in December when and where to pick up your child's gift.
Want to donate some toys?

Check out all these amazing community partners who are hosting
toy drives for us through November.
AMC Mortgage:
Now through Nov. 12th
7211 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 
Open M-F 9am - 5pm
Hurts Donut:
Now through Nov. 30th
111 S Detroit Ave, Tulsa, OK
Open 24/7
Tulsa Eagle Bar:
Nov. 6th - 12th
1338 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK
Open everyday from 2pm - 2am
Miller Heat and Air and
Silver Dollar Cafe:
Nov. 8th - 19th
1022 W Main St, Collinsville
Open Tues. - Sun. 11am - 9pm
There will be more places in our December Newsletter!
A big thanks to all who helped us out in October!
Usborne Books Success!
Our friend Kim hosted a Usborne Book Fair for us online. It was a great success and ended up providing almost 70 brand new books for our children for the holidays.

To learn more about Usborne click HERE.
Thanks Crossfit in Sand Springs!
During the month of October, the great people at CrossFit in Sand Springs hosted a sock drive for our many kiddos in need. Thank you so much!

For more information on CrossFit, click HERE.
Tulsa Tech: Stock the Bus Success!
Also during October, you made the Stock the Bus event at Tulsa Tech a great success!

To learn more about Tulsa Tech, click HERE.
Girl Scout
Troop 1398
These great young ladies have done it again! Thank you Girl Scout Troop 1398!

To learn more about Girl Scouts, click HERE.
Sunrise Rotary and New Shoes!
The Sunrise Rotary in Tulsa keeps our kids on their toes. Thank you so much for new shoes!

To learn more about Sunrise, click HERE.
Board Member Highlight:
Taylor Scott
Taylor Scott graduated from the University of Tulsa with Bachelors in both Music and Psychology, as well as a minor in Non-Profit Management. He is currently the Operations Manager for Emergency Infant Services. He has made it his mission to advocate for and serve local populations and children in need. His hobbies include running, cycling and exploring Oklahoma. 

Learn more about our board HERE
Mobile Connections travels monthly to Okmulgee, Osage/Pawnee, Wagoner/Muskogee, Rogers, Creek and rural Tulsa County.

Be sure to check out Facebook LIVE Friday, Nov. 5th where we will announce the winners of the #pumpkintotalkabout21 contest.

 The link can be found HERE
For more information on FCAO, check out their FB page HERE
Veterans Day Parade
Join us in honoring our service members as we march along our bus in the Veteran's Day Parade on Thursday, Nov 11, 11:00 AM. We will be meeting early at VFW Post #577, 1109 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

If you'd like to join us, please email Amy.
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Address: 3326 E 51st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135
Phone: (918) 742-4947