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Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley provide for the needs of foster kids through financial and in-kind donations.  


Scholarship Program

The Helene Giordano Memorial Scholarship fund has been established for youth who are in the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) and are pursuing education at accredited institutions of higher learning. The Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley will annually award two eligible students scholarships ranging up to $2,500. Selection of recipients will be based upon their application and proven academic merit and financial need.



Pack-It-Up Program

Foster children often use plastic trash bags to store their personal belongings when moving between homes

We collect new back packs and duffle bags to help them make a more dignified transition.

This year more than 600 new back packs were donated  to FKMV filled with school supplies to be distributed to the foster kids in the Greater Lawrence/Greater Haverhill area.  


The TJX Foundation filled duffel bags with clothing and personal items to assist children when moving from house to house.

Thank you Marshalls, 
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Textron!

Financial Assistance Program

We offer financial assistance for a range of purposes that are approved by a DCF representative and the financial committee. These purposes include: emergency funds, higher education, job training, college assistance, summer camp, and more.


Help us reach more foster children by 
making a
Financial Donation

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Santa's Helpers Program

Every October, Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley issues its annual call for Santa’s Helpers to support the Annual Foster Kids Christmas Party, where age appropriate toys are distributed to local foster children ages Birth to 12 years old. 

The Santa’s Helpers Program provides a personalized, unique kind of gift-giving and creates a memorable holiday season for foster children. The Annual Christmas Party is scheduled in early December every year. 

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