Please click HERE to see the children’s wish lists. (If providing a check, please make it out to Voices for Children, the non-profit partner to Guardian Ad Litem.)
If you and your family would like to sponsor a foster child this year, please call or text Jeffy at (813) 857-1167 so she can keep the list up to date. Thank you!
This year, the DSCA is continuing to support the annual philanthropy project that the Dana Shores Women’s Club began in 2016 by coordinating holiday gift donations to Voices for Children. This is a volunteer program advocating for more than 3,500 children in the Hillsborough County foster care system.
In 2016, Dana Shores and Pelican Island residents provided gifts to 75 foster children. By 2020, we had gradually increased this number each year to serve more than 125 children. Last year, we reached 150 children. Without help from us and others like us, nothing would be placed under the tree for these children. This year, we hope to serve as many children again.
Guardian ad Litem suggests providing gifts with an approximate value of $50 per child. You may click HERE to see the children’s wish lists. The program also accepts monetary donations and gift cards, which volunteers use to purchase gifts. If providing a check, please make it out to Voices for Children, the non-profit partner to Guardian Ad Litem.
Because of some security issues that arose during the 2020 gift campaign, GAL requests that none of the items be giftwrapped. We will accept donations of wrapping paper, ribbon, bows, and tags so the items can be wrapped after they have gone through inspection.
The deadline for delivering gifts is Friday, December 1, 2023.