Catching a fly ball, painting a beautiful picture, passing your driver’s test, these are the moments that all kids deserve. The Wonderfund gives kids and teens served by DCF the opportunity to enjoy childhood’s magical moments.
of kids experiencing emergency home
removals received Wonderfund aid
kids received enrichment
more kids attended
camp than last year
kids received holiday gifts
from Wonderfund donors
The Wonderfund was founded to exclusively serve children engaged with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Our unique partnership with DCF allows us the opportunity to work directly with social workers to meet the individual needs of these children.
Enrichment "the fun stuff":
Emergency Aid "the tough stuff":
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! The Wonderfund encourages kids to choose activities and programs that spark their imagination, unleash their talents and bring them joy. Your donations to the Wonderfund allow kids to follow their dreams.
We fund enrichment activities in these areas:
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:
• Diapers, wipes, baby supplies
• Gift Cards to fund the purchase of clothing
• New Pajamas, underwear, socks, clothing, toiletries
• New Duffel bags the child can call their own
The Wonderfund is proud to have the support of a community of individuals, corporations, and partner organizations who share our belief that giving children a sense of security and hope during transition and empowering them to choose individual enrichment activities that they love can change the trajectory of their young lives.