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This Holiday Season, we're rallying our community around the needs of local kids and families!  Join us in supporting vulnerable youth, children and teens in foster care, single parents and foster families around the Greater Sacramento Area. There is something each of us can do to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of a child this year!

Click here to receive a *FREE* Difference Makers Action Kit 

(while supplies last). You'll receive fun swag plus tools to help you come alongside kids & families in need.

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Bring a smile to a foster child's face on Christmas morning by making sure they have a special gift under their Christmas tree.

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SHOP OUR AMAZON WISHLIST

Buy gifts for local foster kids now-Dec. 9th & have them shipped to us for delivery! Email Michelle Kopkash with any questions:

michelle@defendingthecause.org

GIVE A GIFT BASKET

TO A FOSTER FAMILY

Join Defending the Cause in making a difference for local foster families this Holiday Season by putting together a themed gift basket.

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DONATE TO THE CHRISTMAS GIFT FUND 

Would you like to give instead of shop? We've got you covered! Simply donate to our Christmas Giving Fund and we'll purchase and distribute gifts for you!

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Shop for the family and friends on your list this year while supporting local businesses that make an impact in our community.

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USBORNE BOOKS

& MORE

Buy great books for your kids through our Usborne Books & More rep, Kam Budwal, & a portion of the proceeds will go towards books for local foster youth!

DAMSEL IN
DEFENSE

Damsel in Defense Equips, Empowers and Educates women, children and men on safety. Shop their great selection of personal protection products & kids line.

THE INSPIRE

SHOP

Find beautiful gifts that inspire. Your one-stop-shop for custom Christmas cards, beautiful stationary, journals and décor plus craft kits and Bible study materials!

BRAVELY

LANE

Find unique clothing, gifts, décor and jewelry at this online boutique! All socially responsible products are both gorgeous and affordable.

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BRAVE KNIGHTS

Sir William (the bear) helps kids overcome fears and sleep through the night. Complete with a story book and projecting light, this gift keeps kids safe all night long!  

KELLI'S

COOKIES

At Kelli's you'll find amazing cookie platters or individually wrapped cookies for any Holiday occasion. Plus the bakery is staffed by former foster youth!

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Local nonprofits are working hard to keep their doors open and their programs running to serve children and families in our community. This year they need OUR help more than ever!

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CONNECT WITH

LOCAL NONPROFITS

Defending the Cause partners with almost 3 dozen nonprofits in the Greater Sacramento Area that serve vulnerable kids and families. They would LOVE a helping hand!

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PARTICIPATE IN

GIVING TUESDAY - 12/1

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

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Every child is just one healthy adult away from being a success story. Could you step up and become a mentor or advocate for a child in need?

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BUILD RESILIENCE

AS A MENTOR

Through one-to-one mentoring, both children and teens can connect with healthy role models who can help them grow and succeed in life!

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BECOME A COURT APPOINTED ADVOCATE

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) help prevent abused, neglected, abandoned, and at-risk children from becoming lost in the overburdened juvenile court system.

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Do you have a heart for kids and an open bed in your house? Consider providing a temporary or forever family for a child or teen that needs a safe place to call home.

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ATTEND A FREE ORIENTATION

Join us on Dec. 7 from 7-8:30pm on Zoom for a free workshop covering the requirements, approval process, timeline and cost of foster care plus info about adoption. 

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FIND A TRUSTED AGENCY

Foster care and adoption agencies are there to provide expert advice and support for all families willing to welcome children into their home and we partner with some of the best!