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Citizens Caring for Children

I’ve recently learned about a group called Citizens Caring for Children, which is supported by the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond in Oklahoma. From the organization’s website: Citizens Caring for Children provides clothing, shoes, duffel bags, books, school supplies, mentors and other necessities to more than 3,600 foster children each year. The children served have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect with nothing but the clothing on their backs.  Children in foster care live in your … Continue reading

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Back to School Supply Drive

When I was a kid, my favorite time of year was early fall… getting ready to go back to school. As you know, nearly a half million foster kids will be going back to school this September. To help California’s foster youth, the heroes at Sleep Train will be collecting new school supplies for foster children throughout the state. I have participated in this drive and it’s a lot of fun! Click here for store locations. Click here if you … Continue reading

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Sleep Country’s Clothing Drive Begins Today

Our friends at Sleep Country are making a huge difference in the lives of foster children who live in Oregon and Washington. YOU can help, too! Beginning today, you can drop off new clothes for kids of all ages at any Sleep Country. Click for locations here. I love Sleep Country’s motto: Not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

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Hello friends, I was surprised to come home from celebrating Mother’s Day to find more than 1,000 “comments” on this blog. I wish that these were from people like you, who care about foster kids. Unfortunately, the first few hundred were horrible spam and, in the interest of time that I can be spending helping kids, I decided to DELETE ALL. Please, if you would like to reach me, feel free to contact me via DM (direct message) at Twitter. … Continue reading

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May Is Foster Care Awareness Month

Across the nation, Americans are learning about foster care and celebrating foster families. It’s National Foster Care Awareness Month. The Lansing State Journal ran this story to raise awareness about foster care in Michigan. American Banking News thanks foster families with this press release. And from The Spectrum comes this enlightening piece about misconceptions regarding foster care. At DONATE LUGGAGE, we urge you to seek out awareness campaigns in your community, or just click on your state here at our … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning 101

At last, the sun is shining! It’s time to dust out the cobwebs and spring into the new season. You may feel inspired by the good weather. Or you even be “gripped by the urge to spring clean,” according to TLC’s article on the history of spring cleaning. According to the ancient study of feng shui, spring cleaning is good for the energy of your home and the people in it!  You can take that good energy a step further and … Continue reading

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Do you remember your prom? I remember the excitement, the corsage, the photos and of course, THE DRESS. You can help make a prom dream come true for young women in foster care. Prom-a-Palooza is one of the many amazing projects run by the Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. Wherever you live, you can be a part of Prom-a-Palooza. Take an afternoon to clear your closets of dresses that you no longer wear. Or how about those shoes you bought … Continue reading

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Mentoring Foster Youth in Alaska

One of the most important aspects of growing up healthy and whole is having someone to trust. Sometimes, kids in foster care don’t have that stable adult role model. If you live in Alaska, you can help by giving your time to a youngster in foster care. From the Alaska Daily News: If you can lend a hand, an ear and some guidance to a foster child getting ready to step out on his or her own, here’s your chance. … Continue reading

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70 Suitcases Can Change Lives

In Union County, North Carolina, DSS is collecting suitcases for children in foster care. This presents a very “doable” task, as there are 70 children in foster care in Union County. Just 70 gently used or new duffle bags, backpacks, suitcases or luggage can make all the difference in the world. Can you help? Perhaps your Scout troop or book club or senior class is looking for a project–this is it, my friends! If you would like to donate a … Continue reading

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You Can Help Foster Kids in California

If you live in California, you can help a child in foster care. Sleep Train’s Pajama Drive will continue for 12 more days. From Sleep Train’s website: “A child’s bedtime should be a time to feel safe, warm and protected. For close to 80,000 California foster children, separated from family and friends, nights can feel long and lonely. To help make those nights a little cozier, you can help by collecting pajamas for foster kids big and small. Bring your … Continue reading

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