Providing an opportunity for every person
to help children heal, learn and thrive.

This Spring, a Child Needs YOUR Help

Dear Friend,

Children are the human personification of Spring. As the warmer days and seasonal showers encourage the flowers to blossom and reach their full potential and beauty, we must encourage our children to do the same.

Every hour of every day, a child enters the California Foster Care system due to abuse, neglect, or other traumatic event. The specific reasons a child enters foster care are varied. However, trauma is a consistent factor among the vast majority of children who are placed in out-of-home care. Once placed, children remain in the foster care system for an average of 20 months. Placing a child in a loving home is essential, but it is not enough. Matching each child with a foster/resource parent who has been well trained to deal with the affects of trauma is critical, as is surrounding the child with the additional supports necessary to ensure their time in foster care provides the healing and help they need to blossom and reach their full potential and beauty.

The Children’s Foundation of America was established to provide the additional supports for children in foster care, residential treatment and mental health placements that are not covered by government funds. Your tax-deductible gift to the Children’s Foundation helps to provide the small things that make a big difference to a child, such as contact lenses to a child who has been bullied for wearing thick glasses, or braces for a child with misaligned teeth. Your contributions help to provide art and music therapy, or additional tutoring to children who have missed school due to abuse and neglect. The Foundation provides equipment, uniforms and lessons so trauma-affected children can participate in the same sports and arts programs as their peers. None of these items are considered “necessities” by the entities that place children in foster care, but they are absolutely essential if we are to help these children to heal, learn and thrive.

Please consider making a gift today. Children are ready to BLOOM!

Cher Ofstedahl
Chief Executive Officer

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Children’s Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Holiday Heroes Gift Drive

Bringing Holiday Joy To Children In Need

The mission of the Children’s Foundation of America is to provide an opportunity for every person to help children lean, learn and thrive by supporting children affected by abuse, neglect or abandonment. Join our Holiday Heroes campaign to help thousands of local displaced youth in foster care, residential therapeutic programs, shelters, under-served communities, and children identified by their school as in-need. The circumstances these children face is beyond their control. Help a child feel loved and cherished during the holidays. Contact the Children’s Foundation of America at 800.KIDS.730 or


Collection Locations

Donate a new, unwrapped gift for ages 0-18. Each year we provide thousands of children with holiday gifts of their very own. Help us share the joy of the season to children in need! Collection Locations:

Children’s Foundation of America
Donations can be shipped or dropped off Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
201 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Ste. 200, Claremont (Door code: 1966)

Montclair Place
Drop off at the Giving Tree at the center of the mall near Santa during regular mall hours.
5060 E N Montclair Plaza Ln, Montclair, CA 91763

Claremont Village
Visit various locations in Claremont’s downtown shops to drop off gifts.
Participating Locations

EPICycle Studios
8443 Haven Ave. #107, Rancho Cucamonga

Sanctuary Coffee
863 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont

Be Rosie Salon
849 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont

Rev’d Up Coffee
212 W. Foothill Blvd. Claremont

CG Realtors
405 W. Foothill Blvd #203, Claremont

Claremont Craft Ales
1420 N. Claremont Blvd. #204C, Claremont

Centers for Spiritual Living
509 S. College Ave., Claremont

Claremont Toyota
601 Auto Center Dr., Claremont

DoubleTree Ontario
222 Vineyard Ave., Ontario


Wish Lists

Not sure what to gift? See our list of holiday wishes from children supported. Teens in foster care are often overlooked during the holidays; please consider purchasing a gift for a foster teen. Gifts can be dropped of to the collection locations listed above or directly shipped to our offices: 201 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Ste. 200, Claremont, CA 91711.

Holiday Heroes 2021 Wish List



Thank you to our Gift Drive Partners!

Montclair Place