“On any given day there are more than 400,000 children in foster care. If you were able to bring together all these children into one city, this city would be the 43rd or 44th biggest city in the United States. This city made up of foster children would be bigger than cities like Miami, Pittsburg, St Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Honolulu. Over the course of a year nearly 700,000 children spend at least some time in foster care and that makes this population of children and youth bigger than all but 18 U.S. cities.” ~ www.nationalfostercare.org
We urge you to get involved in the lives of foster children right here in our community. Volunteer your time by becoming a mentor, sponsor a child’s birthday party, grant a wish, donate funds to send a child to camp, make a meal for a foster family. These are just a few examples that will help foster children feel loved and wanted.
If you are ready to impact the life of a foster child, click HERE for ways to get involved.