Gifts for foster children

Hi everyone!

As you all know, the outbreak of COVID-19 has upended everyone's lives. One department that has been particularly hit is foster care. Visits with birth families are more difficult, children no longer have support, and in some cases much needed meals, from their school systems and aging out of foster care is more challenging than ever due to the increased difficulty for children 18 and older to get jobs. 

There are over 440,000 kids in foster care in the United States alone.  Together We Rise is a nonprofit organization in CA that is looking to change how children in foster care experience the system. Last year, thanks to the donations of many of you, I organized 20 birthday boxes for children in foster care to receive, and with your help, we raised over $500. This year, particularly with restrictions on activities, I want to provide skateboards, helmets and masks to foster care kids so they can get much needed exercise.  By supplying children with skateboards, I am partnering with Together We Rise to help give them a bit fun and healthy movement especially during this quarantine.

My goal is to raise enough money to give at least 10 skateboards to foster children this summer. I ask that you donate what you can to help me reach this goal. The skateboards will be delivered to a local foster care agency in their network.  Thank you so much!

Here's a link to the Together We Rise website if you would like to learn more.



  • Ira Daves 
    • $50 
    • 17 d
  • Charlotte Hart 
    • $50 
    • 18 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 18 d
  • Delmarie Hines 
    • $50 
    • 18 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 18 d
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Julia Hines 
Encino, CA
Crystal Nix-Hines 
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