National Foster Care Month 2012 Updates


We surpassed our National Foster Care Awareness Month First Annual Pack A Backpack Drivegoal by collecting 46 backpacks filled with personal hygiene items to teen males in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters during the month of May 2012.  Thanks to our amazing donors, the backpacks were donated to KidsPeace, Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Independent Living Program, Hearts & Homes For Youth, DC Family and Youth Initiative and KOBA Institute, Inc, in the Washington Metropolitan area.  Brooke Boersma hosted a drive on the west coast and delivered 10 backpacks to Creative Alternativesin Turlock, CA.  Please our Pack A Backpackpage for more information.

We are grateful to our generous donors. Thank you:

  • Carolyn and Arthur Harris
  • Laurie Laven Nardinelli
  • Brooke Boersma
  • Crystal Morgan Marable
  • Laila El-Asmar
  • Phyllis Lewis
  • Patricia McBryde
  • Katrina Carter
  • Way of the Cross Church
  • Erica Bigelow
  • Julia Knight
  • Kathy Bumpass
  • Alicia Allen
  • Bukky Kehinde
  • Victory International Church
  • Power of Redemption Ministries
  • Sisters Keeper, Inc
  • Shutdown Academy
  • Michael Bigelow
  • Chonya D. Johnson
  • Nicki and JaMai Sanders


During the month of May 2012, The Teen Toolbox blog was dedicated to sharing the challenges and triumphs of teen males in foster care through interviews with current foster youth, foster parents, foster care alumni, and educators.  You can read the National Foster Care Month blog series by clicking on the ‘National Foster Care Month’ tab on the right side of the site or following the links below.


Thank you for sharing your story:


emPower Magazine also featured a National Foster Care Awareness Month article written by Nicki Sanders titled “Don’t Let The Foster Care Conversations Cease”.  You may read the article here.


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