First Chance Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 31 31 reviews 746
6534 Western Way Bulverde TX 78163 USA
Our Mission is to financially and physically assist other non-profit organizations with the nurturing and development of disadvantaged children.
abandoned, abused, or neglected children 0-20 years of age
Direct beneficiaries per year:
over 30 agencies and hundreds of children
Geographic areas served:
the San Antonio area
our comfort package program. These packages contain age appropriate hygiene products, towel, washcloth, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, underwear, and a small gift (toy for the elementary and younger children). Our school backpack program supplies students with the necessary items to start the school year, and also include the hygiene products. All items are age and grade level appropriate.
Filter Reviews by Role
Promote This Nonprofit
GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!
Reviews for First Chance Foundation
First Chance Foundation is an extraordinary organization! They collect toiletries and school supplies to provide to kids in need. These basic items are so important but often overlooked because they aren't "fun" to donate, but that doesn't stop First Chance! My favorite thing that First Chance Foundation does is throwing birthday parties for kids who otherwise would do without. They even tailor it to the child's (or teen's) taste in food, colors, and cake theme! First Chance Foundation also supports other child-focused nonprofits. They really have a far reach! Anyone who supports First Chance Foundation can be confident that his/her donation will really make a difference!
First Chance Foundation has graced SJRC Texas with their presence now for almost a year providing Birthday Parties for our 38 youth on campus. When I say Birthday Party, that's exactly what I mean. First Chance comes out before the party and sets up to ensure each child has a unique and tailored birthday just for them. There are balloons, streamers, cake, ice cream, games and fun. Heather from First Chance has made positive connections with our youth as well as the staff that assist her with the parties. When she is seen on campus she is not just the "Birthday Lady", she is Heather " the wonderful person who made my birthday special". I can not express the joy and happiness that radiates from the children as well as Heather when these parties are in full swing.
The First Chance Foundation is truly an extraordinary nonprofit! I am the Program Coordinator for non-profit that houses 38 children in fostercare. The First Chance Foundation throws birthday parties for each one of our children on their birthdays and provides them with dinner, cake, decorations, games, and presents. For many of our children this is the first time they have had a birthday party or even felt special on their birthday. The First Chance Foundation goes above and beyond to make birthdays special for all of our 38 children! We are so thankful for the amazing opportunity that they are providing!!
I am the director of a non-profit that houses 38 children in fostercare. For years, First Chance Foundation has come along beside our organization to provide unmet needs to our children. This year they have decided to provide a birthday party and gifts for each child on our campus. This is simply something that our children have NEVER experienced. And as if that wasn't enough, FCF has decided to completely renovate our recreation room so that the children have a place to go and relax and take a break from their daily routine. We are blessed beyond words to have FCF as our community partner!!
First Chance Foundation is led by wonderful and dedicated founders and volunteers. There focus is on assisting other charities in raising funds and supplies to help children in need. This is a unique niche that is very underserved. We have recent first hand knowledge of their help as our business was assisting a local radio station with a kids school supply drive for disadvantaged children in the San Antonio area. We are a local independent business and our friends and customers were dropping off supplies that we in turn took to the drop off location. We were doing OK but when First Chance Foundation found out about our effort they volunteered to bring supplies and their contribution more than doubled what we had collected! We could not express our gratitude enough for their help! We have become supporters of First Chance Foundation and their mission.
First Chance is an amazing organization dedicated to make a difference in our community and the world. It provides disadvantaged kids with the necessities they need to succeed whether it's toiletries, a backpack with school supplies, or a birthday party. It's making an impact in the lives of every child they encounter. It's true light in the world.
First Chance Foundation is an incredible Non Profit organization for Children in Need. No child should ever be without. First Chance supports other Non profit organizations as well as helps local children in need. The kindness and sincerity of this organization is above many. You honestly would be hard pressed to find another non profit organization who goes above and beyond as this organization does. Its all from the Heart! Its so awesome to hear about the smiles on the kids faces when they receive the every day items that our children are so use to having. These kids do not have, hard to imagine not having toiletry items, hair brushes, backpacks for school just simple every day items and to know they are excited to get. Wow. If your looking to donate to an organization this is the one to donate to. Every cent counts so there is never anything to small it all adds up. With your willing to give, First Chance Foundation can go that extra mile to help give kids what they need. In life its about giving not receiving. If you want to full fill your heart try giving to this organization you heart will thank you as you will know you made a difference in a child's life. How awesome is that. Thank you First Chance Foundation for all you do!
The hearts of everyone involved with First Chance is what makes it all amazing. From wonderful volunteers, and donors, to people that write humbling reviews - we all bring together this circle of love, hope and encouragement for the children. Thank you for your kind words, they really mean a lot to us.
As a board member, I get the opportunity to see the direct impact our community, friends, family and businesses are able to make in the lives of hundreds of children each year. However, the impact of their support, through First Chance, doesn't just effect the kids...it sometimes effects the adults involved as well. This is a top-notch group - the board, the volunteers, the supporters, the advisors - and together we truly are making a difference in the lives of children.
First Chance Foundation is not only an organization that supports other non-profits, it is one that provides abandoned, abused and neglected children with moments in time to create great memories! We do help supply their basic needs, but it is the times when volunteers reach out to be mentors, or when we grant wishes from the children's wish lists that make a difference. Those are the times that are the most valuable and most important to First Chance as an organization.
Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?
How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
Will you tell others about this organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
This organization is all about having Angels on earth. First Chance is right there to come in and help in any way they can. These volunteers don't think twice when children are in need. Whatever the need, they try and help with a yes! One of my families was in need and this organization within 24 hours was there to help, support and provide, giving a single father of 4 the extra strength needed to push and push through. Thank you First Chance Foundation for being the light tha shines brightly in so many lives.
WOW! What can we say to that, but WOW! Serving those in need is a gift we are given. Some may see it as work, but we believe God works through us to reach those He needs helped. So while we don't see ourselves as angels, instead servants, we are glad to know that His light is shining through! <3
The First Chance Foundation is a real blessing for children in need! Through their programs to provide school backpacks and comfort packages, as well as the annual Hair-a-Thon, they provide much needed support to foster children and other disadvantaged kids in the community. They are right there to lend a hand for any child in need. I am constantly amazed by the uplifting stories that result from the work of this group! I consider it a personal blessing to be able to work with and support First Chance Foundation.
With encouragement and great volunteers we are able to make a difference. Our programs may reach multiple kids, but our best achievements are found in the faces of the individual ones we help. Thanks for your continuing encouragement!