Mission Statement

 

Established in 1991, The Foundation was created to focus on the needs of underserved populations of children and adults. Below are our current missions, and previous accomplished missions. 

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Because every kid deserves new shoes ... and you can help make it happen!

The Forster Foundation has become aware of the serious problem of over 300 million shoeless children living below the poverty level in the United States.

Our Foundation decided to devote significant resources to establish a national Shoe by Shoe program. We are reaching out to established agencies in every state who already provide crucial services to these children and are willing and able to distribute our shoes within their communities.

Since our first announcement we have received over $150,000 to launch our national program and have already established agencies in Georgia and Florida! 

Please help us provide shoes to more children by becoming a state partner or donating towards our national program, Shoe by Shoe.

For more information, contact Donna Lasker at Donna@ForsterFoundation.com.

Florida
Missions

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MISSIONS ACCOMPLISHED...

  • Mask & Face Shield Mission - Provided 70,000 masks and 5,000 face shields
     

  • Thanksgiving Missions -

      Provided the Palm Beach County Food

      Bank with 800 Turkeys

      Provided Turkeys to a Baptist Church 

      feeding 4,000 people.

 

CURRENT ONGOING MISSIONS...

Family Missions

In addition to our past and current missions, we are proud to provide funding and other support to family members who are passionate and provide their energy and funding to the following projects or missions that are close to their hearts.

  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation

  • NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness

  • The Falk Center for Counseling

  • Various Synagogues, Churches and other religious organizations

Brother Bob's Food Pantry Mission.

WHERE HOPE IS REWARDED is the motto of Brother Bob’s True Fast Outreach Ministries. Their main goal is to make sure nobody goes hungry, and they specifically target men, women & families who come to their Food Pantry in West Palm Beach. The Forster Foundation is subsidizing the Food Pantry for the year 2022, to make sure nobody goes hungry. The pantry feeds between 80 and 100 families a week. We are launching in time to service the needs of this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Farmworker's Childrens Center is a safe space where children are tutored, receive homework help, enrichment programs, camp and more.  The Foundation provided 70 laptops, one for every student, and has pledged to provide additional computers as needed. In appreciation for the laptops, the Center has renamed the facility, "Justin's Little School House," in memory of the Foundation's Founder, Bill Forster's grandson. 

International
Missions

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We are proud to have worked with Rabbi Greg Hershberg of Beth Yeshua International, on all of the following missions in Israel.

MISSIONS ACCOMPLISHED...

  • Wheelchair Mission - 1,000 Wheelchairs Provided

  • Ipads & Tablets - 800 Provided

  • Neve Michael Children's Village - over $1 million dollars in funding capital improvements

Wheelchair Mission provided physically challenged Israeli children of all faiths, wheelchairs fitted to meet their individual needs. The adjustable chairs were designed to meet the children's needs for several years as they grow and develop. This life-changing gift enabled each child to reach their full potential and provided them with hope, independence, mobility and self-esteem. 

The iPad Mission afforded the gift of education and imagination.  The Foundation has delivered over 800 iPads and tablets to dozens of agencies servicing physically and mentally challenged children.

Neve Michael Children's Village in Pardes Hanna, Israel is an organization like no other and is very dear to the Foundation and Rabbi Hirshberg.  The Rabbi and his congregation have been supporting Neve Michael over the past ten years. Bill Forster is a past board member and past president of Neve Michael.  The Children's Village has a 7 acre campus which includes family homes, a school, synagogue and is the only facility in Israel with two 24/7 crisis centers; one for children and one for teen-aged girls.