Yes, I do love to travel. That’s no secret. However, it is not the only thing I care about. For a matter-of-fact, what I care about most are children.
I have children via biology, have adopted 2 children and have fostered 4 children. Hubby and I are in the process of obtaining our foster care license here in Texas now, so who knows how many more children will walk thru our door.
Raising and caring for kids is not an easy task. Anyone who is or has been a parent knows that. Yet I feel this overwhelming desire to do what I can to make a difference in the life of a child or should I say the life of as many children as possible 🙂
Not everyone wants to adopt or become a foster parent and while there is certainly a need for more adoptive and foster parents, I don’t fault anyone for not wanting to travel down that road. It is highly rewarding, but it’s also tough. It’s NOT for everyone and that’s okay.
What I do believe is that everyone can do a little something to help children in foster care and I have a way for you to do just that.
It is much too common that kids move into foster care with nothing more than a plastic grocery bag of a few belongings. If they are lucky, they might leave with a garbage bag containing more of their belongings.
From personal experience, I know this to be true. A child moving into the foster care system is sad on so many levels, but just imagine picking up a child and being handed a plastic bag with a handful of diapers, dirty clothes that don’t fit and one baby bottle with a gross nipple attached. No toys, no usable clothing, no books – virtually nothing but the clothes on their back. It is heartbreaking!
Our local home school group is participating in a fundraising campaign to purchase duffel bags for kids moving into the foster care system. Providing a child with a duffle bag seems like such a small thing, but in the life of a child who has had their life turned completely upside-down, it’s huge.
Our goal is to raise $2500 dollars which will provide duffel bags filled with blankets, stuffed animals and hygiene kits to 100 foster children. We’re asking for your help in assisting us by donating to this cause. It doesn’t have to be a lot. For a matter-of-fact, if everyone who follows my blog would donate $5, we would be only a few hundred short of reaching our goal.
Can you spare $5 to make a difference in the life of a child? If so, please visit our fundraiser site to get more information.