Founder of Foster Fairies, Aleksandra Mrdak, ex Pesalj, began this organization with a passion and duty for improving the lives of local underprivileged kids. Children within the foster system face struggles everyday and often go without proper resources or hope. Much has changed since its founding in 2011 but the core values still remain the same- representing and helping children who are often forgotten.
Whether it be providing essential products or a gift fulfilling a birthday wish, Foster Fairies strives to provide resources to agencies that house and care for children. Our goal is to become a partner to these agencies and increasing availability of products ranging from underwear to the gift on a child’s Christmas list. Our mission is to fulfill the wishes of children’s unmet needs so that there is never a child left behind.
In December of 2018, Aleks and Gabbie joined together in hopes of expanding Foster Fairies to increase availability throughout the state of Indiana. Both are single mothers with a passion for providing to underprivileged children and making them feel loved and deserving of proper care. They are devoted to making a difference in the Indianapolis area and are hopeful for further expansion across the state.
As Foster Fairies are growing in number, I think it is also a time for me to clarify things for all new folks. It is confusing, I know, and I apologize, but most of my supporters have been people I know or am connected to in some way, so I didn't have to explain.
Let me start from the beginning. I am Aleksandra Pesalj, and I am CASA for a wonderful organization Child Advocates Inc. which represents and protects the best interest of children in Marion Co. who are victims of abuse and neglect.
Foster Fairies is an organization I founded few years ago. As CASA in Marion Co, I realized that there are so many unmet needs, and that children do not always get a special treatment on their birthday or on a holiday such as Christmas. So I decided to start the organization, which is really one woman show, to bridge the gap when it is needed. If I am notified of a need, I post it here. One of you provides for it, I deliver. It is really all there is. Christmas drive has become the most popular event over the years, but, again, it is done only for Child Advocates and children we serve. I hope this answers some of your questions and concerns. I don't have a website anymore, I don't have brochures, PDF files, flyers, or anything else for Foster Fairies. But you can find all the information on Child Advocates website. Thanks!