Our Mission

All Saints Church Foster Care Project provides community education, public policy/advocacy and direct services for children and youth who have been removed from the care of their parents to the supervision of the state. The Project recruits and sustains volunteers who serve in public and private agencies or work on special projects designed to enhance the lives of foster, homeless, transitional and incarcerated children and youth.

EDUCATION

To increase public awareness of the crisis many families and youth in Los Angeles County are currently facing in foster care. We do this through activities including advocacy work as well as at events where attendees can stop by and learn more at our lawn table.

SERVICE

To improve the quality of lives of children and youth in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through the provision of direct services to the children or to the agencies serving them.

COMMUNITY ACTION

To improve the quality of the lives of children and young people in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through system changes.

HOW CAN YOU HELP US

Get involved today through our volunteering and donation opportunities below.

BECOME VOLUNTEER

Volunteer as a tutor, mentor, participate in events.

Volunteer

DONATE ITEMS

Donate diapers, bags, supplies etc.

Donate

UPCOMING EVENTS

These are our upcoming Foster Care events. Click on the Sign Up button of that event to sign up as a volunteer.
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March 9

LET'S GO TO PROM

LA Convention Center

CASA is seeking volunteers for Glamour Gowns and Suit Up, a magical event where hundreds of teenage foster youths select brand-new formal wear and accessories for their proms and graduations.

The main event is Saturday, March 9 at the LA Convention Center

Volunteers are needed:

• To assist youth in selecting just the right outfit which will help to boost the youth’s self-esteem and confidence
• With setting up
• To help organize the room, stuff goodie bags, decorate, and display dresses, suits, jewelry, and shoes
• For taking down: pack up any remaining products and take inventory of clothing and accessories in preparation for next year

Volunteers for the main events must be 18 years or older; volunteers under 18 years with an accompanying adult may assist in setting up and taking down. Sign up closes February 28.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our range of one-time and ongoing volunteering opportunities provide direct services to those in Foster Care. Become a volunteer by clicking the Sign Up button!
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FCP EASTER BASKETS: SPRING INTO ACTION

Once again, FCP’s Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker (ACAC) program will be filling approximately 40 Easter baskets for boys and girls (toddlers through teens). We’ll provide the baskets and do the filling. Easter is early this year, March 31, so we’ll need to have all donations by March 10 so our social workers will have time to deliver them. If you would like to assist with this project, please contact inbox@fostercareproject.org for more details and drop-off locations.

Minimal candy is requested by our social workers. Suggested Easter basket items below:

• Microwave popcorn, goldfish crackers and granola bars
• Hot wheels
• Small stuffed animals
• Stickers and coloring books
• Crayons, washable markers, colored pencils and pens
• Small notebooks and small books for journaling, Easter pens
• Lip gloss, chapsticks, small packs of tissues and hand sanitizer
• Regular-sized body wash, shampoo and conditioner
• Toothbrushes and toothpaste
• Hair accessories
• Bracelets and necklaces
• Egg-shaped soaps
• Mini footballs
• Card games like "Uno" and "Go Fish," etc.
• Small books and puzzles
• $10 and $15 gift cards to Subway, McDonalds and In & Out

Your Easter basket contributions bring lots of joy. We get positive feedback from the children, caseworkers and parents every year. Thank you so much.

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LET'S GO TO PROM

CASA is seeking volunteers for Glamour Gowns and Suit Up, a magical event where hundreds of teenage foster youths select brand-new formal wear and accessories for their proms and graduations.

The main event is Saturday, March 9 at the LA Convention Center

Volunteers are needed:

• To assist youth in selecting just the right outfit which will help to boost the youth’s self-esteem and confidence
• With setting up
• To help organize the room, stuff goodie bags, decorate, and display dresses, suits, jewelry, and shoes
• For taking down: pack up any remaining products and take inventory of clothing and accessories in preparation for next year

Volunteers for the main events must be 18 years or older; volunteers under 18 years with an accompanying adult may assist in setting up and taking down. Sign up closes February 28.

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JOIN THE BIRTHDAY CLUB: WE HAVE MORE CHILDREN WHO NEED GIFTS THAN WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS

More volunteers are needed to provide all the children in the Foster Care Project’s Birthday Club a gift on their birthday. Gifts may be dropped off in Pasadena or mailed in. If you have already provided a gift in 2023, would you consider taking on another child or youth?

Our mission is simple: to provide a birthday present to every foster child referred to us by the Pasadena Department of Children and Family Services. We have expanded the Birthday Club to include youth transitioning out of foster care, so the age range is from age 1 to 21. As a volunteer, you will be matched to a child who has an upcoming birthday (suggested gift cost is $25-$40). Once assigned to a foster child or youth, you will be asked to provide the same child or youth a birthday gift every year until they are no longer in foster care.

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LIGHTEN THE LIFE OF AN ABUSED CHILD

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) protects and treats children who have suffered abuse and works with the children’s families to create a safe environment. With the new year in full swing, volunteers are needed to help with several exciting programs in Los Angeles.

Tutoring and Mentoring. These programs help the children achieve academic and social success. There are opportunities to volunteer both in-person and virtual with a minimum commitment of one hour per week. Ages range from elementary to high school students with subjects including Math, Science, English, and History.

Mental Health Activity Center. Volunteers help oversee the Activity Center, create and run weekly activities, and interact with clients and siblings during their time at the agency. This opportunity is in-person and requires a commitment of at least two hours per week.

Childcare. Volunteer to look after children under the age of 5 while a therapist meets with their parents. Childcare can be on-going or one time depending on the needs of the therapist and family with sessions lasting one to two hours.