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BIRTHDAY WISHES AND FOSTER CARE AWARENESS

Organized by: Carol Mathews

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THE STORY:

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The *non-profit Seismos Media is raising funds produce, along with Hero Productions, a much-needed documentary about foster care, entitled "The Least of These."

Did you know there are over 400,000 kids in the U.S. foster care system? Did you know 250,000 children enter the foster system EVERY YEAR? Did you know of children and adolescents with foster care experience, 25% are diagnosed with PTSD--twice the rate of U.S. war veterans. 50% of foster girls will be pregnant before 19. Of the foster kids who leave the system without being adopted, more than 25% will be incarcerated within two years. 

Last year, Hero Productions embarked on a film project based on a true story of a Florida foster child which will become a feature film in the future. But in the process of learning about this child's world...eyes widened and jaws dropped as the producers uncovered the facts about the hurting kids in foster care. Many professionals in the foster care field from Florida, to Washington D.C. regularly requested a DOCUMENTARY. Caseworkers wanted it. Private agency executives wanted it. Government agencies wanted it. Innovators and foundations committed to the cause wanted it.  Foster parents wanted it.  "All people know is what they hear in the news--the tragedies and dysfunction." 

Through a series of conversations and events, Hero Productions decided to put the documentary on the front burner.  SEISMOS MEDIA was created to fund this and future documentaries through charitable donations.

The foster care world needs MORE PEOPLE to give kids who have come from incredibly difficult circumstances a strong, stable supply of love, advocacy and hope. But good people step back as they cannot see themselves being successful in helping these kids when all they see 'out there' is FAILURE. Many triumphant and wonderful stories exist, but remain untold! But just like the rest of the world, there are good guys and bad guys...heroes and villains...the dark side and the light side of the force. Seismos Media and Hero Productions want to portray a balance of both sides and help good-willed people see themselves in the foster care scene.

Your donation will help us get started. All the money we collect goes to the non-profit Seismos Media, and all monies received through this page will go towards producing the documentary.

If you haven't already---please watch the video on this page!

#theleastofthese   #heroproductions   #seismosmedia  #fosterlivesmatter

*NOTE: Seismos Media is still in process becoming a 501(c)3 but we are permitted by the IRS to begin receiving donations now.

$21,620

MONEY RAISED
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  • Adam and Meredith Casillas

    $100

  • Christy & Taylor

    $100

  • The Budds

    $100

  • Peter & Susan Alavanja

    $100

  • Lori Schram

    $500

  • Stucky family

    $250

  • Steve and Charlene Ripley

    $100

  • shawn minor

     

  • Micah Barnard

    $100

  • Carol Mathews

    $100

  • Jennifer Shirley

    $100

  • Cathy Crawford

    $100

  • David Jones

    $50

  • Scarlet Henley

    $100

  • Angela Larson

    $50

  • Bellmard Family

    $50

  • Donna & Gary Dundee

    $100

  • Bill and Ruth Spann

    $100

  • Michelle and David Bruns

     

  • The Rhoades Family

    $100

  • Tom and Nancy Spann

     

  • Joe and Jean Jones

    $100

  • Anita & Ashley Hayes

    $25

  • Susan and Kevin Jordan

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Schwabs

     

  • Steven & Brook Elliott

    $100

  • Neal and Courtney Siex

    $250

  • Tom Spann

     

  • Steve & Norma Murphy

    $200

  • Rick & Becky Murphy

    $250

  • Randy Kay Young

    $100

  • Randy Thompson

    $100

  • Joe S Jones

     

  • Greg & Kay Leslie

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Debbie Deibert

    $100

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  • Jeff & Sarah Ford

    $100

  • Forrest and Vanessa Horn

    $100

  • Chris & Jen Giles

    $50

  • Darrell and Cristi Freudenrich

    $50

  • Brad and Sherri Davis

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Charlotte and Gordy Guest

    $250

  • Mr. & Mrs. Gene McGinty

    $100

  • Toby & Colleen Joplin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Suzanne Behr

     

  • Terry and Jill Donovan

    $250

  • Lew Erickson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Donna Swaffar

    $250

  • Bob Morgan

    $1,000

  • Cheryl Forrest

    $100

  • Sheila Haney

    $100

  • Cass & Tom Locher

    $150

  • Lawn America

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Organized by

Carol Mathews

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $21,620 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Carol Mathews

Amount Raised

$12,820

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Cathy Crawford

Amount Raised

$6,100

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Lori Schram

Amount Raised

$1,500

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Micah Barnard

Amount Raised

$600

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Meredith Casillas

Amount Raised

$250

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Charlotte and Gordy Guest

Amount Raised

$250

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Peter & Susan Alavanja

Amount Raised

$100

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Darci Oplotnik

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cass & Tom Locher

Cass & Tom Locher

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Lawn America

Lawn America

DONATION: $5,000

3 years ago

Sheila Haney

Sheila Haney

DONATION: $100

Donation made in memory of my aunt Marie who loved me unconditionally always! 3 years ago

Cheryl Forrest

Cheryl Forrest

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Bob Morgan

Bob Morgan

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Donna Swaffar

Donna Swaffar

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Lew Erickson

Lew Erickson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

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