Sunday, May 6, 2012

May - National Foster Care Month

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Across the United States there are 408,000 children and youth currently in foster care.  While that number seems overwhelming there are a couple of things that you can do that will make a significant impact:

- Pray - prayer guide to praying for those in foster care:

- A Backpack of My Own - Welcome Child is committed to partnering with organizations that make an impact in the lives of foster and adoptive families to help them to be successful as they start school in the fall.  When a child enters foster care they often come with few personal items.  Sign up during the month of May to fill a backpack for students in Elementary, Middle or High School.  
Fort Collins Campus is partnering with Foster and Adoptive Families of Larimer County and Matthews House.  Windsor Campus is partnering with Weld County and Windsor School District to meet the needs of foster youth in their communities.  

Drop off dates for filled backpacks at both campuses will be August 4/5 and August 11/12.  For more information and a complete list of items needed in each backpack contact:

Fort Collins Campus - Erin at or Kari at

Windsor Campus - Lynn at

A simple act of kindness such as a filled backpack can be such a huge blessing!! :)

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