Child S.H.A.R.E. is a good investment. For example: a child enters the foster care system today and is placed in a group home or residential facility. The cost to society for this child can be as high as $6,371 a month of taxpayer dollars. Multiply this figure by the average stay in foster care (33 months), and as a society we have paid $210,243 for this child’s care.

On average, it costs Child S.H.A.R.E. $3,000 to successfully recruit, train and position a family for foster care certification. Since Child S.H.A.R.E. raises 100% of its revenue through private donation, the cost to society for the services provided by Child S.H.A.R.E. is $0.

Factor into this financial discussion Child S.H.A.R.E.’s success rate of recruiting and training families that stay active for five years (more than TWICE the county average), as well as creating permanency with nearly double the level of adoptions than non Child S.H.A.R.E. families, you have a program that not only saves money, it saves lives.

Child S.H.A.R.E. benefits from the generosity of thousands of donors. Their reasons for giving are as varied as their interests and financial circumstances. What they all share is a desire to make a better life for children. There are several opportunities to support the work of Child S.H.A.R.E.

As a foundation, consider awarding a grant for general operating support, capacity building, or expansion of existing programs.

As a corporation, consider sponsoring a specific program or event or offering employee matching contributions.

As an individual donor, consider enhancing Child S.H.A.R.E.’s ability to recruit and train licensed foster parents, or contribute to a particular cause such as:

Fund A Need

An initiative where Child S.H.A.R.E. identifies a specific immediate need that requires urgent attention. Click here to Donate


Run the LA Marathon as an official Child S.H.A.R.E. team member and raise pledges for foster children.


One of many fundraising events such as the annual Gala, Taste of Villa del Sol or consider hosting your own event.


Apply your administrative, clerical or technical skills to any of the multitude of projects at the corporate office or assist with an event.