Elizabeth Chennamchetty
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Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults. Promises2Kids supports these children through our four core programs: Polinsky Children’s Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars and Foster Funds.

9400 Ruffin Court, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-278-4400
Ways to get involved:

    1. Donate Now Button


    1. Volunteer with Promises2Kids
      This is the most flexible of volunteer options. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. These volunteers assist with our community drives and fundraisers. For our community drives, volunteers assist with receiving, counting and sorting donations in preparation for distribution to foster youth. For our fundraisers, volunteers assist with set up, check in/registration, check out and various other areas where needed. Volunteer hours are flexible. (some opportunities are during the weekdays, some on the weekend)


  1. Wish List
    • New laptop computer
    • iPads (2) for volunteer signup and outreach
    • Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Costco, Grocery Stores, Gas Cards, Restaurants, Amusement Parks)
    • Van (10-12 person with removable seating cargo)
    • Tickets for foster children at local attractions and activities:
      Movie Theaters, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld, Legoland, Water Park(s)
    • Cultural Events:  theatre plays, symphony, concerts
    • Sporting Events: football, baseball, soccer, basketball
    • Admission to bowling, skate parks, ice skating, Balboa Park museums
    • Memberships to fitness clubs for our young adult foster youth
    • New stylish jeans for teens
    • Gift cards to local stores: Target, Sports Authority, Walmart, Kohl’s Department Stores