Here at Forestdale, we strive to provide hundreds of children with a holiday experience that will last a lifetime, but we need some help, especially this year.

Since we are not able to gather together, we purchased all the necessary gifts ahead of time, and we are fundraising to cover our costs.

This has been a difficult year for all of us, but especially for children who have experienced trauma. They deserve the best holiday we can give them!

For only $25, you can guarantee that a foster child gets a toy that they will love.

Thank you for supporting our community and impacting a child's life!

Forestdale has been a part of the community for over 166 years, serving families in deep need of compassion and justice. We condemn the senseless killing of people of color and the systemic inequalities that maintain the status quo. We have seen first-hand the intergenerational impact of racism and intolerance on the families we serve. Only with intense introspection, work, and understanding can these patterns be broken. Only when we have real justice and equality will the deep scars of trauma be healed – scars that have damaged men, women, and children since before our country’s founding. We continue to fulfill our mission of ensuring that children & families have the fundamental assets needed to thrive. Forestdale remains committed to a more equitable present and future for all.

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Families stay together, play together. 400 receiving health services on-site at Forestdale.
Percent engagement increase over 4 years in our Preventive Services

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Forestdale’s mission is to ensure children have the fundamental assets they need to thrive: a safe and loving home, education and career opportunity, and health literacy.

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