Our Gifting Program

Children in the foster care system face trials and tribulations that most of us cannot fathom. For many of these children, birthdays and holidays are not necessarily cheerful. Tidewater Friends of Foster Care strives to bring  a little more hope and joy to the foster children we serve throughout Hampton Roads by granting birthday and holiday wishes.


There is no shortage of birthday gift needs and we work hard to make birthdays extra special by coordinating personalized gifts for children in foster care in Chesapeake, Norfolk and Portsmouth.

The program is simple – you indicate your willingness to participate using the form below, and our birthday coordinator will send you the wish list of a child or children in the system with an upcoming birthday.

You go shopping for gifts on the list – new items only – with a total value of $50.

Bag, tag and itemize the gifts.

Birthday Gifts are due to the TFFC office (999 Waterside Dr. Suite 430, Norfolk, VA 23510) one week prior to the child’s birthday month.


Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year we guarantee that more than 300 foster children receive gifts during the holiday season, helping bring cheer to kids who need it and alleviate pressures the holidays can bring for both the children and foster parents.

To get started, click the sponsor button above and we will reply with a foster child’s gift wish list – Each list has the Child’s name, age, and 2 to 3 items they would like to receive this holiday season.

You go shopping for gifts on the list – new items only – with a total value of $80.

Bag, tag and itemize the gifts.

Holiday Gifts are due by December 4, 2020. Drop off location will be provided with the wish list information.

Unless otherwise specified on the wish list, we welcome wrapped gifts, but ask that you list gifted items on the wish list attached to the gift (New items only).

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The gifts for each child, should be bagged and tagged with the gift tag provided on the wish list.  An itemized list of what was purchased, along with any gift receipts should be attached to the package.  You can contact our office for pickup, or deliver gifts to TFFC at 999 Waterside Dr. Suite 430, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Thanks for your support!

You can also donate towards our service programs directly without sponsoring.