December 4, 2015, 7 p.m.
December 6, 2015, 10:15 a.m.
December 12, 2015, 4 to 9 p.m.
January 9, 2016, 4 p.m.
January 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
From the Foster Love Project Facebook Page: “In 2014, over 10,000 children entered the foster care system in Pennsylvania. More than 2, 500 of those were in Allegheny County alone. This is a heart-breaking number of children who have to be removed from their homes for their safety. Often they come to the homes of foster families with nothing but the clothes on their backs, or a few items thrown into a black trash bag. Won’t you join us this holiday season as we collect Placement Bags to be given to kids as they enter foster care? These bags bring a small measure of comfort to kids on very difficult days as well as provide help to foster families who often have very short notice of their arrival.”
There will be signup sheets in the dining room asking for your generosity in providing these items: large backpacks or duffles, pajamas, throw blankets, stuffed animals, books, bath soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, additional gift item. Please select which item you would like to contribute and sign your name. Please bring your gift on or before the One World Holiday Event. RE students will be preparing the bags on Sun., Dec. 13.
We encourage families to consider assembling an entire bag as their own giving-back project this holiday season.
For more information about the Foster Love Project, click here.