Ways to Give
Parents in BC want to give their kids the best possible opportunities to achieve their goals and lead full, happy lives. As British Columbians, we are all parents for the young people in the care of our government, and our support can make a huge difference. With funds raised from generous donors like you, we can continue to do more to give these young people an equal opportunity to follow their dreams.
"I was a Fed member while I was still a youth in care and was a recipient of the Dream Fund. I am now a practicing attorney in New York, after graduating from Harvard Law School last year. I would have never thought that I would be here today, and I thank the Fed for all of the support they have given me when I was struggling. Thank you all, and Merry Christmas. You are always on my mind, and I always wish I could do more."
~ Donor and Alumni Member
Where will your donation go?
It’s up to you! You can donate any amount to any of our Program Funds or to our General Fund. Donations to the General Fund will be put toward the program or service with the highest need, or could help us start a program or service that addresses a new need.
Please note that the amounts suggested are suggestions only. Any donation, big or small, is a huge help.
The Dream Fund (you guessed it) supports youth to achieve their dreams. Young people have used their Dream Fund awards for anything from tuition to a post-secondary school, job skills training like Foodsafe and Quickbooks to self-care and passion projects like yoga or photography classes. Any amount helps!
Youth come together from all across the province to learn life skills, have fun, build lasting friendships, and influence the work of the organization.
$300 would cover the camp fees for one youth.
$50 would cover the travel costs for a youth who needs support to get to a retreat.
Holiday Dinner Grants provide funds for youth to get together and celebrate with their community during the holiday season.
$500 will provide a full grant for a holiday dinner.
$25 would cover the cost of a turkey or gift stocking.
Power Pages is a magazine where youth can publish their art, stories, articles, photography, opinions, poetry and anything else they want to share.
$20-$50 would provide an honorarium to a youth whose work was published in Power Pages.
Fed Local Networks are groups in communities around BC where young people can have fun, learn skills and build supportive connections.
$250-$500 could cover the cost of a life skills workshop in one of our locals. If ten people donated $50, a local could run a workshop that supports youth to learn about cooking or budgeting.
Call our office at 604.527.7762 or toll free at 1.800.565.8055.
Contact us to make an appointment to meet our staff and learn more about ways you can get involved.
Please make your cheque or money order payable to the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks. Do not send cash by mail. You can send your donation to:
Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
500-625 Agnes Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Y4