Questions and Answers
What is needed?
Check out our Amazon Wishlist by clicking on the Amazon Link st the top of the page for needed items
What is the age range of children?
The children range anywhere from newborn to 21 years of age. NC is one of 25 states that currently extends foster care past age 18 through the Fostering Connections Act, a majority of states do not allow for state-funded extended foster care, or extended services to youth beyond the age of 18, such as transitional living services, housing and educational assistance.
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 108A-48
(a) The Department is authorized to establish a State Foster Care Benefits Program with appropriations by the General Assembly for the purpose of providing assistance to children who are placed in foster care facilities by county departments of social services in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Social Services Commission. Such appropriations, together with county contributions for this purpose, shall be expended to provide for the costs of keeping children in foster care facilities.
(c) The Department may continue to provide benefits pursuant to this section to an individual who has attained the age of 18 years and chosen to continue receiving foster care services until reaching 21 years of age if the individual is (i) completing secondary education or a program leading to an equivalent credential, (ii) enrolled in an institution that provides postsecondary or vocational education, (iii) participating in a program or activity designed to promote, or remove barriers to, employment, (iv) employed for at least 80 hours per month, or (v) incapable of completing the educational or employment requirements of this subsection due to a medical condition or disability.
How do I learn about Events and Holiday Wish Lists that benefit the children, group home and foster care families of Fostering Faith Foundation?
If you are wanting to learn more about our Events throughout the year and our Holiday Wish Lists, you can email us your information at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our events list. You will also find more on our Events Page.
Do you accept donations throughout the year?
Yes we do. We will be providing needed items throughout the year so all donations are appreciated.
You can click the Donation Button or email us at email@example.com for more information.
What is Fostering Faith Foundtion's employer identificiation number?
Is my donation tax deductable?
Yes! Fostering Faith Foundation is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to Fostering Faith Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law (EIN 84-4559402). To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
If you are donating anything to our children under a $250 in value, make sure to keep the receipt so you can claim the deduction on your tax return. Anything over $250 we will provide you with a receipt on company letterhead for your records. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the donation and recieve a company receipt for your donation.
How do we know the needs and how is it distributed?
Due to the rules, sensitivity and safety of the children, Fostering Faith Foundation will collect any needed items and donations and distribute them to our contacts within the group facilities. They will then get it to the proper foster child.
We will post needs on our Amazon Wish List, as well as our Facebook and Instagram.
If you are a Foster Care Facility in need of aid or items for the children in your care, please email Tiffany Birdsong at email@example.com.
Are Corporate Sponsors needed?
YES! We are constantly looking for corporate sponsers. This will allow your company to have exposure at any events we do as well as on our social media. The sponsorship that you provide will aid in needed funds and grants to support private group homes as well as state group homes. The sponsorship will aid in being able to provide scholarships to residential and Foster Care students. It will also assist us in being able to provide residential children in their needs to find suitable living when they transition out.
Is my donation secure?
Absolutely. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.
When will Holiday Wish Lists Be Ready?
We hope to recieve the Holiday Wishlists by mid October or the first week of November, so that there is ample time to find families to sponsor them. We also want to make sure that our team will have enough time for delivery to the facilities so they can be distributed to the children.
Can I meet the children?
PLEASE NOTE: Privacy and safety are a big concern for foster children and because of privacy laws and the confidential nature of what is done as well as the children's cases at the Group Homes and within Foster Care Families, we do not share any of their pictures or information on our site or social media. The children will not participate in any of our events as well. However, Staff from any of the facilities may join us at events and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
None of our team nor our volunteers nor volunteers within the facilities themselves are put in contact with the foster children.
We have not met any of the kids ourselves and, instead, are satisfied to make a difference from a distance and know that we have helped.
This is to protect the children, families, staff and facilities we aid. Thank you in advance for your understanding.