It is not too late to make a difference during National Foster Care Awareness month!! Children in foster care still need your time, talent, and tenacity to endure this season in their lives. Below are a couple of share-outs:
The Arizona Department of Child Safety has released a video detailing a typical experience for a child in foster care.
#LoveUp has put out a video highlighting their work & some of the children who are still searching for stability.
If you want to make an impact for a child in foster care consider--
We find ourselves a few weeks removed from the Awareness Through Art event. After a time to breathe & gear up for another scorching summer, some shout-outs are in order. The student artwork showcase to raise awareness for foster care was a gigantic undertaking which required many entities working together.
Special shout-outs go to:
|Songbird Coffee & Tea House. Songbird co-hosted our event with great ease & hospitality.||Roosevelt Community Church. Roosevelt is a pillar in the community & graciously co-hosted our event.||Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane M. Douglas. Supt. Douglas personally reviewed every piece of artwork & chose 5 submissions to give special recognition.|
|FosterdEd. FosterEd supports youth in care as they accomplish their academic goals.||Arizona Department of Child Safety. DCS works tirelessly to ensure that these children in care are safely placed, their families receive services, and walk with older youth as they reach the age of majority.||Voices for CASA Children. Voices supports court appointed special advocates who are selected to champion the needs of children in foster care.|
|Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. AFFCF simply funds fun for children in foster care!||Helen's Hope Chest. Helen's supplies clothing for children in foster care for FREE!!!||Advocacy 31Nine. Advocacy 31Nine is an organization that aims to help those in the cross-section of foster care & special needs education.|
|Art of Forgiveness. Art of Forgiveness works with youth to teach forgiveness, self-empowerment, & also provides opportunity scholarships/experiences to youth.||Fostering Advocates Arizona. Fostering Advocates Arizona is a wing of the Children's Action Alliance & provides many resources to those in foster care.||Peoria Unified School District. Peoria USD supported the event by provided easels.|
|Mercy Hill Church. Mercy Hill runs an essential food bank in the heart of downtown Phoenix & provided drinks for the event.||Azukar Coffee. Azukar provided shade for our event with their tent.|
As always, if you or your organization have any stories highlighting educational success for children in foster care, please send them to [email protected].