Not everyone is able to become a foster parent. But there are many other ways you can help foster families and foster children.
Being a foster parent can at times be overwhelming, and just like any parent, sometimes they need breaks. Respite providers provide much-needed relief and assistance to foster parents and are essentially babysitters for foster parents. Interested respite providers are required to complete several trainings and a background check to become eligible to provide respite care. For more information on becoming a respite provider,...more
Financial donations are always appreciated and can be used for a variety of needs. Please visit our DONATE page for more information and to submit a donation online.
We would love the opportunity to come and speak to your organization about Giocosa, foster/adoptive care, and ways to support our foster families. Contact one of our...more
Gift cards, in any amount, from stores like Wal-Mart, HEB, and Target are always welcome! We distribute these cards to our families to help purchase clothing for children who are new placements and home supplies like laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc. These cards can also be used by Giocosa to purchase gifts for Christmas, adoptions and birthdays for the foster children in our care. General gift cards from VISA, Mastercard & AMEX are...more
Birthdays for foster children can be difficults. But you can help make any foster child's birthday a happy celebration! With a donation of $100, you can help Giocosa provide a birthday cake, birthday decorations and presents to a deserving child. Or if you prefer, we can provide you with the name and wish list for a foster child's upcoming birthday. For more information, email us at...more
The holidays are full of magic, mistletoe & merriment! You can help provide that Christmas morning magic and make a foster child smile by donating Christmas presents to Giocosa's foster children throughout the state. We begin distributing Christmas Wishlists in October and all donations are needed by mid-December to allow for enough time for distribution. For more information on Christmas donations, contact us at...more
A new school year means new school supplies, which can be expensive for foster parents. To help our foster families, each August, Giocosa collects donations of new school supplies, including new backpacks, for our foster children throughout the state. However, school supplies are needed throughout the year! If you are interested in donating school supplies, please contact us at...more
Austin Angels is an organization that provides support to Central Texas foster families through monthly Love Box donations and their Dare to Dream mentorship program for aged-out or at-risk-to-age-out foster youth (ages ranging from 15-21). For more information on becoming an Austin Angel, please visit their website.more