Hope Herald: Spring Edition
Love Grows Here
Spring is here! You can create a colorful garden to enjoy all summer long while supporting your favorite local charity. Come together with us by planting the seeds of beauty and color as we help children blossom through the act of charity.
Each purchase through the link below will enable us to raise money so we can continue helping our local foster families all while you enjoy the beauty of a large variety of bulbs/seeds for your garden, landscape, flower pots, or window boxes. This is a great way to get your littles involved too, and witness love in bloom as they care for their own living flowers and plants.
To support Fostering Hope, fill out the seller information as noted below:
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Last name: Fay
This Is Foster Care
"This life we chose is a tough one. Saying goodbye to children over and over that you have loved with all your heart takes a toll.
We are preparing to do this again. Our littlest is going to be leaving soon. It’s an amazing thing. I am so happy for this bio mom. She’s a rock star and we have held hands through this journey.
Co-parenting at its very best–but on the flip side of it, we are going to say goodbye to a little baby that came into our lives when he was just 8 days old.
We got his first smile, his first laugh, first time rolling by over, first time holding his own bottle. We stepped in and we are his family because he needed us.
The need is almost over.
My heart breaks because we will be saying goodbye.
I will ache to hold him in my arms for months after he goes. I will think about him day after day wondering if he is ok, if he wonders where I am and will he think I’ve abandoned him.
Then one day he won’t remember me but his body will. His core was built in this house, with this family, we taught him love and attachment that he will use far into his future. Our family is a core block in this child’s foundation even though he will never remember us.
So hard to grieve someone who is still alive and so exhausting to be happy and sad about the same exact thing.
I wouldn’t change this, I want him to go home to his momma but saying goodbye to being his momma will break off a piece of my heart that will travel with him wherever he goes."
Fostering Hope, House Parent
If you’re ready to open your heart and home to a child, call/text Gloria 727-688-5328.
This is what our partnership with the community looks like:
Thank you Caledonia Brewing!
Caledonia hosted our latest event to raise money and items for our local children in foster care on 4/13/22. Thank you to everyone who came out, supported us, and made this event possible.
We were gifted:
Caledonia will also be donating 20% of their sales from Wed 4/13.
Mike Evans Family Foundation's Inaugural Gala Event
As a Bucs fan and as a social-minded member of the Tampa Bay Community, Gloria West-Lawson (our Director) is so excited to be asked to help on the planning committee for the very first charity Gala for The Mike Evans Family Foundation. The Foundation supports today's youth with a message that NO goal is unattainable. I can’t wait to attend the inaugural Mike Evans Family Foundation Gala on June 11!
If you're interested in sponsoring the event or donating an auction item or experience, please contact Gloria directly at email@example.com. As a member of the event committee, it's Gloria's goal to help Mike and the Foundation make a long-term impact in Tampa Bay!
Learn more about the #13PillarsofStrength, get all the gala details and purchase tickets at the button below.