We are incorporating a donation drive to assist foster parents with their young charges. Please read this and consider how you may be able to help:
Foster parents provide a stable home to children while their families work to resolve the issues that caused their children to be removed. Children in foster care experience significant trauma and often have developmental delays, medical conditions, and behavioral issues. Foster parents are required to work with a team of professionals to ensure that the children’s needs are being met. There is often a need for many sensory and other special items to be purchased, and we spend 24 hours a day trying to meet all the needs.
When a support or resource is provided to a foster parent, you assist them in meeting the needs of children who entered foster care through no fault of their own. Fifty percent of foster parents quit after their first year. Foster care is very rewarding but can also be very overwhelming, isolating, lonely, and heartbreaking. Adequate support is crucial to preventing that. A donation provides a sense of community to a family who may feel invisible. Your support helps us feel that the children in their home are cherished by others who show a willingness to help. This assistance makes foster parents feel appreciated in this difficult role. Thank you.
Here is a link to their Amazon wish list: Amazon wish list
They will accept gently used items so if you have a plethora of spill-proof water bottles, consider donating those!
Let us know if you have any questions or if you are unable to attend the party, but would like to make a donation, ask and I can get you an address for delivery.
We hope to see you there!