Catching a fly ball, painting a beautiful picture, passing your driver’s test, these are the kinds of moments all kids deserve. The Wonderfund gives kids and teens served by DCF the opportunity to enjoy childhood’s magical moments.
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Donations to the Wonderfund allow kids to follow their dreams. They choose activities and programs that spark their imagination, unleash their talents and make them happy. You make it possible for children and teens to engage with their friends and community, build confidence and skills and just feel like a kid!
We fund enrichment activities in three areas:
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Carefree play, trying new things, making life-long friends;
these are just some of the things kids love about camp!
Camp offers experiences that build our children’s confidence, self-esteem
and social skills in an enriching environment, allowing them to learn
and grow when they might otherwise be alone at home.
We fund school vacation and summer camp experiences of all kinds.
We empower the child to choose the camp experience that
best fits their needs and interests.
Our kids have chosen all different kinds of camp:
Many of the 10,000 children who enter DCF foster care each year come into care with only the clothes on their backs. In this traumatic time, many children must leave their homes without necessary everyday items like winter coats, pajamas, underwear, shoes or their favorite comforting teddy bear. Your support will help children in these difficult circumstances feel more comfortable and cared for as they enter their new surroundings.
The Wonderfund is the only nonprofit that can be there immediately, with no red tape, to bring extra comfort in a tramatic moment. We fund, and work with partners to provide each DCF office with basic necessities so the social workers can be ready when a child needs them in an emergency situation. These items include:
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Our goal is to ensure that all children involved with DCF have a special a gift of their own for the holiday season.
Our dedicated partners help us make events like this possible. Learn more about our partners here.