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Impact A Foster Care Child's Future

Contribute to one of our yearly events!

Every day, youth in society are exposed to unhealthy and unstable futures. OCJ Kids mission is to equip foster and at-risk children and youth by providing them tools, resources, and positive role models to succeed and excel in every area of life. These events impact these kids’ futures.

 

2023 Events

Adulting Summit

This summer event is designed for foster teens ages 14- 18 to garner the life stills and resources they will need to succeed in the working world as they prepare to age out of the system.

April 6th 2024

  • $20   – Provides a student with Resources and workshops for the day and lunch
  • $50   – Provide a full day of activities and incentives

*If funding requirements for Adulting Summit are fully met, it is OCJ Kids' policy to apply those funds to similar projects

Event Day Volunteer

Resume Mentor:

work with 1 to 2 teens at a time, helping them fill out their resume.

Mock Interview Assessor:

interviewing teens to give them experience and feed back to help them  succeed at job interviews.

Saturday, April 6th

8:45am – 3:10pm

Vendor Table

We are looking for partners to set up a booth at the fair to introduce the attendees to possible resources and career path choices.

Saturday April 6th

7:45am – 10:30am

Summer Enrichment Program

May 29 through July 17, 2024

  • $5 - Provide one experiment for one child.
  • $60 - Sponsor one child for the whole summer.
  • Volunteer - One session, one day, every Wednesday.
*If funding requirements for Summer Enrichment Program are fully met, it is OCJ Kids' policy to apply those funds to similar projects
Bearizona - Day at the Zoo

Bearizona

This summer event is designed for one group home per day to take their kids to Bearizona. 

The kids and staff get to drive through the wildlife park, eat lunch and walk through the zoo portion. 

June 12, 13, 14,15,16 and July 10, 11,12, 13, 14

*If funding requirements for Bearizona are fully met, it is OCJ Kids' policy to apply those funds to similar projects

Sponsor One Child’s Attendance

$55

Provide Gas for One Group Home

$100

Provide Lunch at Canyonlands Restaurant for One Group Home

$200

Sponsor the Entire Experience for One Group Home

$500

Tools 4 Success

School Supply Drive to benefit foster youth living in group homes. 

June 3 through July 22, 2024. See the list of items we need for each grade: here.

Drop Off Location

OCJ Kids: 21630 N 9th Ave. Ste 103, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Giving Options

Whether you choose to (1) donate school supplies to the drive, (2) give financially through our success sponsorship, or (3) donate your time by volunteering, we are grateful for your valuable contributions!

Be A Success Sponsor

*If funding requirements for Tools 4 Success are fully met, it is OCJ Kids' policy to apply those funds to similar projects

One Entrance Fee

$15

One Backpack and Supplies

$40

Entire Group Home Entrance Fee and Supplies

$550

Be An Event Volunteer

Backpack Prep Volunteer

Tuesday July 23th

10:00am – 12:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday July 24th

10:00am – 12:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday July 25th

10:00am – 12:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Event Day Volunteer

Foster kids will enjoy their Tools 4 Success Celebration with an Escape Room activity with volunteer interaction, and receive their new backpack and school supplies.

Saturday, July 27th

Shift 1

8:15am – 10:30am

Shift 2

9:25am – 11:40am

Shift 3

10:35am – 12:50pm

Shift 4

11:45am – 2:00pm

Shift 5

12:55pm – 3:10pm

Shift 6

2:05pm – 4:20pm

Backpacks

8:15am – 4:20pm

Registration

8:15am – 4:20pm

Registration will open in May

One Bright Star

Toy Drive to benefit foster youth living in group homes. 

Oct 24th through Dec 9, 2024. See the list of items we need: Click Here

Drop Off Location

OCJ Kids: 21630 N 9th Ave. Ste 103, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Giving Options

Whether you choose to (1) donate toys to the drive, (2) give financially through our success sponsorship, or (3) donate your time by volunteering, we are grateful for your valuable contributions!

Be A Success Sponsor

*If funding requirements for One Bright Star are fully met, it is OCJ Kids' policy to apply those funds to similar projects

One Child’s entry

$20

One Child’s Gifts

$50

Entire Group Home Entrance Fee and Gifts

$550

 

Be An Event Volunteer

Gift Wrapping Volunteer

 

Monday Dec 9th

10:00am – 2:00pm

Tuesday Dec 10th

10:00am – 12:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday Dec 11th

10:00am – 12:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday Dec 12th

10:00am – 12:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Friday Dec 13th

10:00am – 12:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Event Day Volunteer

Saturday Dec 14th

8:45am – 1:00pm

Sunday Dec 15th

12:45pm - 5:00pm

 

OUR MISSION

Youth are amazing! They hope, dream, challenge, learn and lay the groundwork for their futures and ours.  The education, experience and family values instilled in a teen will follow them for the rest of their lives.  Every day, youth in society are exposed to unhealthy and unstable futures.

OCJ Kids’ mission is to equip foster and at-risk children and youth by providing them tools, resources, and positive role models to succeed and excel in every area of life.

MONTHLY SPONSORSHIP

SPONSOR A CHILD

LIVING IN A GROUP HOME

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

BECOME A VALUABLE PART

OF OUR TEAM

ONE BRIGHT STAR

HELLP A FOSTER CHILD DISCOVER

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS