Our Gifting Program

Children in the foster care system face hardships that most of us cannot fathom. For children who cannot be with their families on birthdays and holidays, these special occasions can be difficult. 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, Portsmouth and Newport News.

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 600 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 $75.

Bag, tag and itemize the gifts.

Holiday Gifts are due by December 5, 2022. Drop off location will be provided with the wish list information.

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Many of our youth and families are experiencing times of need!

Help our kids and families get items that are essential by donating Gift Cards.

We are seeking Gift Cards of all types (Visa/Master Card, clothing stores, grocery store, Walmart, Target, Amazon, restaurants, gas cards, bus passes, etc.) to help foster youth and their families.

If you have a Gift Card on hand that you aren’t going to use and want to donate it, you can mail it to us and we’ll get it into the hands of a child or family in need.

You can also purchase Gift Cards and e-Gift Cards and we’ll make sure foster children benefit.

Remember, Gift Card donations are Tax Deductible!

Email e-Gift Cards to donate@tidewaterffc.org   or   Mail physical Gift Cards to TFFC   999 Waterside Dr. STE 430, Norfolk, VA 23510

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