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To increase public awareness of the crisis many families and youth in Los Angeles County are currently facing in foster care. We do this through activities including advocacy work as well as at events where attendees can stop by and learn more at our lawn table.
To improve the quality of lives of children and youth in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through the provision of direct services to the children or to the agencies serving them.
To improve the quality of the lives of children and young people in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through system changes.
Please consider supporting our fundraising efforts on behalf of Foster Care Project’s annual shopping spree. Once again, we are working with our “adopted” social workers at Pasadena’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to provide new clothes and shoes for young people in foster care. In addition to focusing on clothes for school-aged children, we’ll help with outfitting babies and toddlers, as well as youth emancipating from foster care, who may need clothing for college and jobs.
If you would like to help provide much-needed clothing and shoes to our children, make out a check to “Flintridge Center” and note “FCP Shopping Spree” on the memo line. Please mail your contribution to Rosemary Hyde at 1065 North Chester Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91104.
With your help, our children will feel confident and excited in their new outfits as they return to school. In addition, shopping spree monies help provide basic clothing necessities throughout the year.
Note: Due to the ongoing Covid surge, the DCFS social workers will be taking the children shopping individually. We hope to return to our regular FCP volunteer shopper format next year.
Imagine being a kid again, what did you want to be when you grew up? How did you get there and who influenced your life? As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) you can be the person who listens, who cares, who advocates for a child. CASA volunteers hold educational rights, work with a team of peers to find a safe and suitable home, advocate for medical care, and ensure that the well-being of each child is the central concern of everyone involved in that child’s life. Being a child in the foster care system is not easy but having a CASA by their side has proven to result in improved outcomes. Can you be the person who makes a difference in the life of a child who needs the support of a CASA volunteer?
My Friend’s Place is a drop-in center in Hollywood offering support and resources to homeless youth in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County is home to one of the largest populations of homeless youth in the Country--with more than 4,000 young people experiencing homelessness on any given night. My Friend’s Place is here to help. Your donations of any of the following items (new or gently used) are needed and would be very much appreciated:
· Clean, casual men’s clothing in XL sizes and up;
· Snack Packs including granola bars, a water bottle, cookies, and other non-perishable food;
· Gift cards for Target, Food 4 Less, Ralphs, and McDonalds.
These donations can be lifesaving.