Lili and I volunteered to help out our foster care agency who needed some child care providers during a training session. While foster parents were in training, we helped care for the foster children currently in the care of these foster families.
Babies in carriers
School aged children
I’m not sure how many children there were in all, but this was one agency. This was one training class that didn’t include all families with the agency. However, with over 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, the children we cared for represent a very, very small percentage of the number of children currently in the foster care system.
Sadly, while I type this, more children are being placed in the care of child protective services. So I’m asking one more time . . . .
Will you help out by donating to a great cause?
Kids Helping Kids is a fundraiser that will allow the kids in our homeschool group to provide duffel bags to foster children who would otherwise be removed from their home with nothing more than a garbage bag of a few items.
Will you donate to give some dignity? Instead of walking into the care of strangers with a plastic bag, they can walk in with something of their very own for carrying their belongings.
The duffel bags will be filled with blankets, a toys and toiletries. It may not seem like much to those of us who have much, but it could mean the world to a child who is losing so much.
There are only 3 more day left to raise money and your donation is tax-deductible.
To those who might hesitate to click the link, please don’t. The cost is $25 for a duffel bag and everything to fill it. If you can’t spare $25, what about $5? Your $5, plus $5 from four more individuals will provide another duffel bag to a child. It’s only a $5 investment to put a smile on the face of a very sad child.
For those who have already donated – THANK YOU!
At the end of the fundraiser, I will be sharing photos of all the duffel bags we were able to collect. As duffel bags are given to children, I will also be sharing those stories.
(Note: Due to confidentiality, no details regarding the children will be shared.)
Remember, there are only 3 more days, so please don’t wait.