One Parent Foster Families
The biggest requirement of becoming a foster parent is actually the same for couples and singles - you must have a deep desire to love and care for children.
Your tax-deductible gifts and partnership allow us to provide the highest quality of care. With your investment, you are promoting real, measurable and lifelong change empowering our community’s most vulnerable and at-risk young people.
So many children come to us with little to no belongings, often times crammed into a trash bag. Your support helps us show victims of abuse and neglect that they have value and are worthy of love.
Whether it’s helping us provide clothing, diapers, education opportunities, medical equipment or enhanced services, you can have the confidence that your gifts will make a difference.
Mail your check to:
The Bair Foundation Children’s Fund, 241
High St., New Wilmington, PA 16142
Support our programs
When you donate to The Bair Foundation Children’s Fund, you will help a variety of support services to meet the needs of children and families we serve. Kids in care should be able to take class trips, go to the prom, pay for sports equipment, and orthodontic work that is not covered by insurance.
Provide a music lesson, restore a smile, enable a child to attend a summer camp or equip foster youth with life experiences before they age out of the foster care system.
Your donation to the Joyce Fasline-Phillips’ Dreams4Kids program helps to purchase special items and services beyond food, clothing and shelter, which are paid for by foster care payments.
It allows families to pay for things such as bikes, class rings, art supplies, instruments, sports equipment, driver’s education, graduation expenses, braces, transitional housing supplies, medical equipment or summer camp registrations – all the things that build self-confidence and resilience.
Joyce Fasline-Phillips’ Dreams4Kids, is named in memory of the late wife of Bair Board Member, Frank Phillips Sr. Joyce ministered to family and friends through prayer, love, laughter and her gift of hospitality. She had a huge heart for the children of The Bair Foundation ministry, especially the teenagers who desperately need intervention & direction.
The Bair Foundation believes that every child deserves the chance to fulfill their dreams.
This scholarship, named after late board member Edward B. Massey, Jr. is available to all Bair graduating seniors and is renewable each year. In addition to financial support, The Bair Foundation staff offer mentoring and send care packages to each scholarship recipient.
On average, over 90% of Bair seniors were accepted to a college, university or trade school. The scholarship fund offers hope to children who, despite the upheaval in their lives, have worked hard to achieve academic success.
Graduating seniors of The Bair Foundation may apply for the scholarship by contacting their Social Service Worker or Scholarship Administrator Susan Chabal at email@example.com or calling the National office at 800-543-7058.
Lack of transportation is one of the biggest hurdles a teen aging out of foster care has to overcome as they prepare to enter the workforce or pursue higher education. A vehicle is a large and ongoing expense that few foster youths are able to cover on their own.
When Paul Smith, an original Bair board member, passed away in 2008, donations made in his memory enabled us to provide matching funds (up to $1,500) to Bair teens toward the purchase of a vehicle.
Foster youth who have their own vehicle have increased independence and employment success. It is absolutely crucial that we provide young people with the tools and give them every opportunity to successfully transition out of foster care and into adulthood.
Provide a child who has special needs with the means and opportunities to enhance their lives.
Bill Burwell’s A.B.L.E (Assuring A Better Life Experience) Special Needs Initiative helps purchase items not covered by foster care payments for children with various disorders, intellectual delays and disabilities.
Your donation could provide one or more of the following items: