Hope Herald: Summer Edition
Calling ALL Golfers – Save The Date
There’s some exciting things in the works for Fostering Hope Florida...Our 1st Charity Golf Tournament will be November 4, 2022. Be sure to add it to your calendar. Sign up available in July from our website.
Let's Splash Into Summer!
Fostering Hope is giving one lucky foster family a waterslide party. Open to all Foster Parents in the Tampa Bay area. Enter below to win a waterslide party in your own backyard. Winner will be drawn and notified Monday, July 15th @ 12PM on our Facebook page.
This Is Foster Care
Local foster mom writes:
"At 8pm a Child Protective Investigator (CPI) pulled in my driveway to drop off a 1 year old girl. The van was completely full of children under 8 years old. As I was handed this baby, I was met with her young brother wailing. The transporter informed me only one of the other kids had a home identified to sleep in tonight. I offered to get the children a bottle of water and a couple spoke up in desperation “yes, can I please have a bottle of water?” I returned with bottles of water, a sippy cup for the two year old and a bag of pretzels knowing these children had yet to eat dinner. Their faces were so relieved as the transporter and I poured the pretzels into cups for them to snack on. Baby girl had been smiling until the van door closed and she realized her brother wasn’t getting out. Her eyes turned to panic.
She’s fed, bathed and sound asleep but this is the reality for so many kids in our child welfare system right now.
They’ve been ripped from their parents, and then their siblings. They don’t know where they’ll rest their head each night or even when they’ll have their next meal.
Tonight our county has 60+ children of all ages in this situation.
Statistically, if ONE family from every church in our area would step up for one child we would have foster families waiting for a call. We’d have siblings placed together. We’d have stable, long term placements. Foster families would be able to take a break. Instead we are finding ways to rearrange our homes to accommodate more kids."
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:
We Now Have Shirts You Can Order To Show Your Support For Our Foster/Adoptive Community!
At Fostering Hope Florida, we believe that "It takes a village" and what better way to help show you are a part of ours. All proceeds help us serve local foster families! How cool is that? Click on each shirt to purchase that design.
Our Children need your help – Step up & Become a First Responder.
Our First Responders Program is in need of people to get involved in the first moments when a child/children are removed from their parents.
Considering being a foster parent? Not sure if you want to commit long term? Are you currently a foster parent and considering letting your fostering license expire? Here's a way everyone can help:
First Responders are short term placements that help offer comfort, safety, and stability until a long term foster home is arranged. If you think this is something you’d be interested in, or if you know anyone that can fill this need, please reach out to us so we can help get you started.
Would you like to help us? Consider setting up a donation drive at your business or workplace!
Many people ask us how they can help. Here's a simple way! You may save and print this flyer and attach it to a large box to collect donations. Please consider asking at your workplace or places you frequent: Here's a link to download the file.
Fostering Hope’s fastest growing program is our Kidz Closet. We have 2 locations–1 in Spring Hill, the other in New Port Richey. This resource helped over 4,500 people in 2021.
If you have time and would like to help at one of our locations, we’d love to have you.
Support us by shopping on Amazon
Are you an Amazon shopper? If so, you can help Fostering Hope Florida by simply shopping. Nothing more is added to the price.
To get started with AmazonSmile, visit smile.amazon.com on your web browser and sign in with your Amazon.com credentials. Choose Fostering Hope Florida as your charity to receive donations, and start shopping! To join from the mobile app, open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu. Tap on "AmazonSmile" and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
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