Childhelp Asks for Community Support During National Foster Care Month
WHAT: May is National Foster Care Month and a time to take action and give back to those children in crisis waiting for a loving, permanent home. More than 400,000 children are currently in foster care throughout the United States. More than 100,000 of those children are in the California foster care system.
This May we are shining a light on the needs of our children and families engaged in foster care. In addition to needing foster and adoptive homes for the children in California, we also need help in supporting foster care families needs. Won’t you please consider making a donation of the following?
- Smoke detectors
- Baby Gates
- Twin bedding mattress covers, linens and pillows
- Car and booster seats
- Infant bottles
- Pajamas and slippers (all sizes)
- Clothing and shoes (all sizes)
- Diapers and baby wipes
- Gift cards for movie theaters, local activities, amusement parks
WHO: Childhelp offers therapeutic foster care services to ensure all children have the opportunity to experience love and healing. Licensed to recruit, screen, train, and certify foster care parents, Childhelp’s foster care services in Southern California, Michigan and Tennessee also provide extensive services that state institutions are unable to offer. For example, Childhelp offers short and long-term therapeutic counseling and home visits to ensure that the foster parents can deliver adequate care for the foster children placed in their care.
WHEN: Foster Care Donation Drive | May 17-31
WHERE: Donations being accepted at two locations from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
Childhelp Foster Family and Adoption Agency of California
1743-A Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA 92374
1345 El Centro Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
OTHER: You can also help by bringing awareness to the need for loving foster care homes:
- Become trained to provide respite care (babysitting) to foster children to give foster parents a break.
- If you have a business, display foster/adoptive parent recruitment brochures or posters.
- Host a Donation Drive during the holidays or for year-round needs of foster children.
To help, please call 877-70-CHILD
CHILDHELP: For 53 years, Childhelp has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children. CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp’s approach focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada,
the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the Childhelp National Day of Hope®, held each April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.
For more information about Childhelp, please call 480-922-8212 or visit www.childhelp.org.
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Chandra Stewart, Vice President Marketing & Communications 480-922-8212