MeetCierra, 13 and Anthony, 7Cierra, 13 and Anthony, 7
MeetChristopher, 10, Angel, 12 and Valerie, 8Christopher, 10, Angel, 12 and Valerie, 8
MeetTrelona, 6 and Tremayne, 12Trelona, 6 and Tremayne, 12
MeetAndrea, 14Andrea, 14
MeetTrayvon, 10Trayvon, 10
MeetJuan, 14Juan, 14
MeetJacob, 11Jacob, 11
MeetJoshua, 5 and Jeremiah, 8Joshua, 5 and Jeremiah, 8
The photographs featured here are from Heart Gallery Los Angeles, a special exhibit featuring Los Angeles foster youth designed to highlight the need to find adoptive families for waiting children. These children love to laugh and learn and play but most of all they dream of finding a permanent loving family to call their own. Ensure these children receive their most wished-for gift. Here are some of the wishes that have been granted through SantaCAN. Send a gift today.
Fender FA-100 Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag Natural$119.99
Razor A Kick Scooter$38.56
Big Band Drum Set$27.95
Baby Alive Make Me Better Doll$29.97
Adidas 14 MLS Glider Ball$18.98
Easy Bake Ultimate Oven$55.67
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Read What wish granters are saying ...
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! I work as a photographer, so I was very impressed that you wanted a camera! I was about your age when I got my first camera and have loved taking pictures ever since. I hope you enjoy it and create some wonderful images with it :)
I wish you all the best,
It takes a strong young woman to walk in such powerful boots.
Stay focused. Stay spirited.
Happy holidays-as a foster kid myself-sharing the love.
Pay it forward where you can-even in the smallest ways.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL holiday season. You picked such a great gift-my husband and I are both artists and love it. It's something you'll enjoy for your entire life...even if you're just doodling on a restaurant napkin, which we sometimes do! :)
I'm sure you'll make lots of great, creative interesting art.
Meet Moneh and Jeremiah
This film is part of a series called “Change a Child’s Life” featuring Los Angeles area foster children telling their own stories in their own words. There are more than 100,000 foster children in the United States who need a place to call home. It is our hope that by raising awareness about the youth and sharing their hopes and dreams we can help them find permanent loving families. Your generous contribution will really make a difference.
Children’s Action Network is proud to present SantaCAN—a unique gift drive for Los Angeles foster youth. We are asking for your help to ensure that this is a wonderful time for these children by making sure they each receive their most wished for gift from a wish list they compiled.
SantaCAN began as a small annual holiday party for at-risk youth twelve years ago and has grown into an online event that last year granted holiday wishes for more than 1,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles County. This year, our goal is to again grant the wishes of 1,000 children. Children’s Action Network is so grateful to our supporters who made this possible.
A very special thank you to Anne Simonds for championing SantaCAN.
Also a heartfelt thanks to our virtual committee for helping us spread holiday cheer:
Jenny Belushi, Kendra Bollenbach, Amanda Brown Chang, Laura Leigh Hughes, Virginia Madsen, Ginny Nelles, Shannon Rotenberg, Julia Sorkin and Nia Vardalos
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