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Beautiful Kids of Care

Organized by: Lisa Aguirre

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EVENT DATE May 04, 2016

THE STORY:

I have been working as a volunteer for nearly three years with a wonderful program that provides mentors to older foster kids, most are between the ages of 16-21. This age group can be the most difficult to place into adoption. Volunteers can become a mentor to a specific child and/or can participate in events with many children. These events are basically a variety of activities that families do, like going to the zoo, cooking a meal, bowling, going to a basketball game, doing crafts, etc., and the volunteer group has become like a family for these teens. These adults may be the only consistent and enduring adult interactions the kids have. After spending time with these kids, I have learned how tough life is for them. I have also learned that each is a unique and wonderful person with strengths, weaknesses, good days and bad days, and a resilience beyond anything I have seen. They are wonderful. 


I will be working on a project to interview kids currently in foster care between the ages of 18-21 and some older, former foster kids who aged out of the foster care system, and also some people involved in some way with the foster care system like social workers, foster parents, adoptive parents and mentors. They can discuss with me whatever they want, like interests, hopes, dreams and challenges, small things or big things. I will put together their stories and include photos, to make a coffee table book. I also plan to post something similar online. If you have read the Humans of New York books/posts, you have seen something similar in concept to what I am planning to do. I believe very few people know much about the older children in foster care. They are wonderful, unique and challenged, and at the same time are kids just like others you know. With your help, I would like to use this project to put some more information out there to raise awareness.  Should there happen to be any profits from this project, they will go to the DC Family & Youth Initiative (DCFYI.org).  Thank you. 

$1,600

 

32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • T&J

    $500

  • Pauline Gross

    $100

  • Josie

    $100

  • Josie & Todd

    $100

  • Paulne Gross

    $100

  • Rich, Sandy & Brittany

    $100

  • Josette

    $100

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Donor Comments

Josette

Josette

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Rich, Sandy & Brittany

Rich, Sandy & Brittany

DONATION: $100

You are amazing! 2 years ago

Paulne Gross

Paulne Gross

DONATION: $100

In memory of John C Votipka 2 years ago

Josie & Todd

Josie & Todd

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Josie

Josie

DONATION: $100

Just wanted to encourage you to press on in this important work! :) 2 years ago

Pauline Gross

Pauline Gross

DONATION: $100

In memory of my sister Mary Jane 2 years ago

T&J

T&J

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

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