Support a Brighter Future this Giving Tuesday

Let’s unite as a community to make a difference in the lives of Virginia children in foster care this holiday season. Your support can be the key to a brighter future for these incredible and resilient children who desperately need to experience the warmth of home during the festive season.

We are especially in need of support this holiday season as the number of foster families in Virginia is rapidly decreasing while the number of children aging out of foster care without a permanent solution is increasing. 

There are currently over 5,000 children in foster care in Virginia alone – a staggering and heartbreaking statistic.

Your donation today isn’t just a financial contribution; it’s a lifeline for these children. Your support ensures tailored mental health services for those facing challenges, specialized education for those dealing with behavioral and developmental issues, and thorough training and support for foster families. It’s a direct investment in their well-being and a powerful step towards creating a supportive and nurturing environment for their growth.

Double Your Impact

Your donation today will also be matched, dollar for dollar, doubling your impact thanks to matching gifts from The Richmond Christmas Mother and an anonymous donor up to $10,000.

Get Social With Us

We would also love you to follow the inspiring stories of the children we serve at UMFS on Facebook and on Instagram. The power you have in sharing these stories can have many profound effects, from inspiring others, to fostering a culture of giving and sparking conversations about the foster care crisis in our community, perhaps even connecting people you care about with services that can help them.

We are steadfast in our dedication to being unwavering champions for the children, teenagers, and families we serve. Will you stand with us in this unwavering commitment to their well-being and to the betterment of our community and donate today?

Ready to make your donation?

Scroll down to use our secure online donation form.

Prefer to mail a check? Please write “Giving Tuesday” on the memo line and send your donation to UMFS, Attn: Development Office, 3900 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230.