- in your community
Imagine yourself as a lone traveler, going from destination to destination, facing the unknown. Then imagine yourself as a seven year old and your destination is a new foster home, a new school, and a new set of rules to follow. Your backpack and lunchbox are hand-me downs, and you have never had a brand new set of shoes. Although your foster mom is sweet, she keeps messing up your name and by the time she has mastered your name, learned you like peanut butter and jam with no crust, you are on the move, again.
Most have a very weak idea of what it is like to be in the foster system. Take some time and become aware of what it is like. Take a next step and complete an act of kindness. Something that is so minor for us to do can be helpful and meaningful for another.
How can you help?
1. Be informed. Learn about the needs of the children in the foster system. Teach your children about what it is like.
2. Complete an act of service.
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