BIRTHDAY WISHES AND FOSTER CARE AWARENESS
Organized by: Carol Mathews
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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!
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*NOTE: Seismos Media is still in process becoming a 501(c)3 but we are permitted by the IRS to begin receiving donations now.