This is going to be one of those rare times I focus on my children in the DWG blog. :-)
My eldest daughter, Maggie is in the 3rd grade at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Johns Creek, GA. Every class at HR has a community service project and the 3rd grade supports the Foster Care Support Foundation in Roswell (www.fostercares.org). FCSF visited with the 3rd grade classes to talk about their services and the children who need them. They went into detail about what kind of family situations cause a child to go into foster care and what their lives are like. They learned that foster children often feel forgotten and value simple things they own and can carry with them when they are picked up and transported to a home on short notice.
FCSF has requested new backpacks, socks, and underwear. That sounds really basic but these are items that children don't think to grab when they're being taken to a foster home. A backpack that is theirs and theirs alone makes the process easier.
All of the 3rd grade students are raising money to make the purchases and we are now in the final week. I am asking, if you are so inclined, to please donate to the cause using the secure PayPal button below. This donation gateway will be open until 12 noon EDT on Saturday, April 18. All monies donated at this time will be taken to purchase the items to be contributed to FCSF the following week during school.
As an added incentive (and as a lesson for my daughter in the role of corporate sponsorship in charity fundraising) SDOC Publishing Internet Solutions will match all contributions made, dollar for dollar up to $1,000. If you include your name and address, Maggie will send you a personal letter of thanks with a description of what your contribution made possible. I'll also follow up on the blog with how the donations are spent. There will be no overhead/administrative costs - all donations will go to purchasing items to support children in foster care.
Thank you in advance for your support.
UPDATE: The donation period is now closed. Thank you to all of our donors. Please stay tuned for a project update on Monday, 4/20.
ABOUT THE FOSTER CARE SUPPORT FOUNDATION
Foster Care Support Foundation is a volunteer driven 501(c)3 non profit. We collect new and like-new clothing, toys, and infant equipment to give free to Georgia's at-risk youth.
There are thousands of children in foster care and most of them are being cared for on half of what it costs for a child's daily care. The rest must come from the foster parents' own finances or the child may go without. We are here to help change the face of the forgotten child.
Foster Care Support Foundation receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from our communities, businesses, private citizens, faith-based and civic organizations for their support. Located at 115 Mansell Pl in Roswell GA, this program serves thousands of children throughout the State of Georgia each year.
Phone 770-641-9591 or 404-729-3374
Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
115 Mansell Place
Roswell, GA 30076
Foster Care Support Foundation
3334 Trails End Roadd
Roswell, GA 30075