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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.
Join us when Charity Chandler Cole speaks about her book Stranger Danger with Mark Chase. Stranger Danger takes you on a riveting ride of the Los Angeles juvenile justice and foster care systems through the eyes and experiences of sixteen-year-old Charity.
9:00 a.m. in the Forum at All Saints Church on December 17 with Charity Chandler Cole and Mark Chase
Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/fcpspeaker
Join us as a panel of young people discuss their experiences in foster care. In their own words, these youth share their stories of growing up in foster care and discuss how their lives are now: their successes, challenges, hopes, and dreams. Light brunch foods will be served. The event will be held on January 7 at noon in the Forum at All Saints Church, Pasadena.
Up next, please join Raise A Child and our Southern California agency partners (DCFS, Sycamores, Allies, Five Acres, Futuro Infantil, Aviva and Penny Lane Centers) to learn about the requirements and benefits of becoming a resource parent to a child in foster care. Learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child.
The event will be held Wednesday, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. To register open the link below and respond to the RSVP. The zoom link will be sent out to those registered 48 hours in advance of the workshop. https://www.raiseachild.org/event/12-14-southern-ca-info-session
Help make this holiday special for the children and families at the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) by volunteering to wrap gifts. Every year, VIP creates a Santa’s Workshop decorated for the season and filled with toys and presents. Parents and caretakers are invited to visit the Workshop to choose toys and presents for all the children in their family. Once gifts are selected, volunteers wrap them and send them home to help make the holiday extra special. Santa’s Workshop is open December 4 to December 21, from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Friday). Volunteer shifts are for two hours each day. The Workshop is at VIP headquarters at 1721 Griffin Ave., Los Angeles, 90031.
Make Winter Wonderland magical for our STARS students and their families. The event will take place on Thursday, December 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Pasadena City College. Santa needs help with gift wrapping beforehand. During the event he is looking for helpers with games, checking, set-up, decorating, serving food, distributing gifts, and helping students shop for gifts.
This year Foster Care Project’s Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker (ACAC) Program will be assisting two of our “adopted” DCFS caseworkers to ensure that the children and youth on their caseloads are remembered during the holiday season. If you would like to help by providing a gift, please see the suggestions below.
Gift ideas include stuffed animals, Lego sets, games (Candyland, Jenga, Yahtzee, Clue, Uno, and Apples to Apples), Hot Wheels, and arts & crafts sets. We would also very much appreciate supplies for infants and toddlers (baby shampoo, lotion, baby oil, soft books, and diapers of any size).
Note: Gifts should be unwrapped or placed in gift bags, so the caseworkers can see each item and match it to a particular child. Gifts must be new and in original packaging. Donation deadline is on or before December 10, so we can make timely deliveries. Thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do to brighten the lives of our children and families.
At the request of our partners at the Pasadena Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), we are collecting gifts cards to provide Christmas gifts to children and youth in foster care. You may sign up via envelope or online. Envelopes may be signed out from the Angel Tree on the All Saints Church campus, every Sunday, from November 26 through December 10. Gift cards should be returned in the signed-out envelope no later than Sunday, December 17, and may be dropped off at the church campus, or via USPS to: 132 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena, 91101, Attn: Nina Scherer. Please make sure to indicate your name when you send in the card so that we can track properly.
Thank you for being an All Saints Angel this Christmas season; it means so much to the children and youth who receive these wonderful gifts. If you have any questions, please contact us