Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. The crisp mornings and cooler days, the decor, the leaves changing colors, the seasonal flavors and fall scented candles, and the beginning of an enjoyable holiday season are some of my favorite things. It also means the beginning of the busiest time of the year at Fostering Connections with children finding the perfect Halloween costumes, picking out their winter clothes and accessories, and receiving holiday gifts. 

A couple of years ago, we met a young girl, "Anna", who had just entered custody. She was with her foster parents picking up her holiday gifts. Anna was about 10 years old, had just been placed in the home and without any personal belongings or clean, appropriately fitted clothes and shoes. Because of generous supporters like you, we were able to provide her with everything she needs to help her feel safe and secure. She received new clothes, shoes, coats, toys, gifts, and much more. The joy and appreciation she and her foster parents exhibited were beyond words. 

Anna's story is just one of the over thousands of children we interact with every year. The children need our help each and every day. Since Treasures of Tulsa is being detoured to Spring 2022, we will be offering more ways to help in conjunction with sponsoring children for Fostering Joy. Please consider donating and supporting our year round efforts so children like Anna can feel valued and accepted. 

Forever connecting hearts, 

Chris Siemens
Executive Director
With uncertain numbers of Covid cases, we made the tough call to detour our annual Treasures of Tulsa to the Spring of 2022.

The needs are still great, so please consider donating today!
A BIG thanks to TCBA!
The Tulsa County Bar Association has been a strong supporter of many events for Fostering Connections. Their latest was with our Back 2 School Bash 2021!

Thank you all so much for your continued support!

You can learn more about them HERE.
Volunteer Intern Needed
We are in need of a volunteer intern to help us with some research. Is that you or do you know someone? Email Mandy for more information.
McElroys Manufacturing
During a 2 week span in Sept., McElroys Manufacturing held an employee shoe drive. We were so please to receive so many brand name AND brand new shoes! Thank you all so much for your heart!

Shoes are always a big need for us. When children are taken from their home and place in foster care, sometimes they don't even have shoes on their feet. This act of kindness gives kids confidence and a sense of safety.

To learn more about McElroys, please click HERE.
It may just be Fall, but we are already busy planning our annual holiday gift program Fostering Joy (formerly Christmas for Kids). We are on the hunt for a large space to help us organize over 1300 children's gifts. We need the space between mid-November 2021 through mid-January 2022. 6,000 to 10,000 sf with bathrooms, electricity and heat. We have insurance and wifi.

Please email Evan if you have a space or more
Board Member Highlight:
Phuong Do
Phuong graduated from the University of Tulsa with an MBA and a Master of Accountancy.
She is currently an Assurance Senior at HoganTaylor, LLP, a regional CPAs and Advisory firm. Whenever she has time, Phuong is either cooking, traveling, or attempting home improvement projects. She joined the board in 2019.

Learn more about our board HERE
Mobile Connections travels monthly to Okmulgee, Osage/Pawnee, Wagoner/Muskogee, Rogers, Creek and rural Tulsa County.
Help us Stock the Bus, again!
Weekdays, October 19th to the 29th, please donate NEW kids items at Health Science Center/Lemley Tulsa Tech Campus

3420 South Memorial in Tulsa.
Donations can be made between the hours of 7am -3pm weekdays.

For more info, email Amy
USBORNE Online Book Fair!
Kim Nolan is at it again by hosting another great book fair for our kiddos! Please have a look at some of these amazing stories that help children feel more at home in their new home.

For more info, click HERE.
Kinship, noun

Definition of guardian

  1. Blood relationship
  2. a sharing of origins
Did you know we serve "Kinship" children? We do! Click HERE
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