TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT! All donations between now and December 31 will be tripled. Donate Now!!

Celebrating 30 years of generational change!

We’d like to invite you to join us as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary by supporting Friends of the Children.

During this season of gratitude and joy, we find ourselves humbled. Across the country, thousands of children and families choose to trust us for the long-term. As we walk alongside them, we become a part of each other’s lives, and we all flourish. We believe this happens because we live our values - we build relationships on love.
Any donation you make between now and December 31 will be tripled.
That means every $1 you donate turns into $3 to support children.
We want every child’s light to shine throughout the country!
With your support, we can make sure that thousands more children and families can benefit from a Friend who will show up every day, every week, every year, for
12+ years, no matter what.
Vanessa from Chicago
Vanessa (left) painting with two of her siblings Vashaun (middle) and Violet (right).
It is our pleasure to introduce you to Vanessa, who is a joyful, caring fourth grader from Chicago. Her spark is fashion and she has hopes and dreams of working in the industry. Her loving mother Cierra has faced a stream of obstacles - housing instability, food insecurity, the devastating impacts of gun violence, and is now raising five children on her own. They are both grateful to work with their Friend Kianna - a paid, professional mentor - who is empowering Vanessa and her mother Cierra to achieve their hopes and dreams.