Each December, Joy4Kids provides a Christmas gift to children in DHS custody living in foster or group homes where gifts are not provided. We rely solely on community support to fulfill wish list requests and welcome you, your organization, company or church group to help by adopting a wish list, holding a toy drive, or donating the cost of fulfilling a wish list.


To adopt wish lists for you or your company, contact Julie Keller.

Attending a new school can be especially difficult for a child in foster care. During the back-to-school event, more than 600 children and young adults in foster care are paired with volunteers to pick out the perfect back-to-school outfit and school supplies.

The Back to School program provides

  • One New Outfit
  • Shoes
  • Sports Bra (if applicable)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Backpack
  • School Supplies