Kindness for Kids holiday gift drive underway

Our annual Kindness for Kids wish list drive on Amazon is underway, collecting donated gifts for kids in foster care.

The agency currently has more than 1,800 kids in its custody. With help from our generous community, we try to provide gifts to as many of the children as possible. The list is quite varied – we ask for everything from toddler learning toys to household items for older teens in independent living who will soon transition out of foster care.

“We are fortunate that every year about this time, we hear from supporters who want to help foster kids out at Christmas,” said Michael Patton, director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. “This list helps people know what the kids have asked for and makes it easy for them to choose what they’d like to give.”

Last year, we received 285 donated gifts with a total value of almost $6,000. We’re hoping to double that this year.

Donated gifts will be given out at parties held for kids in care. Some will go into the agency’s holiday pop-up shop, where workers can pick out gifts for kids on their caseloads.

Please help us spread the word about Kindness for Kids. And please know our foster families, kinship families and kids appreciate your help.