Executive Director Update March 2020

Executive Director Update March 2020

Thursday, Mar 5, 2020

Dear Friend,
 
Jamie and her big sisters, Zoey & Anna*, arrived to Kid’s Day Out this past Saturday in the cutest pajamas. They immediately ran over to the game area and started setting up the game MouseTrap to play with our amazing volunteers from the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin. They along with 13 other children, played games, made crafts, watched a movie and ate (too much) pizza. During that same time, their foster mom spent quality time with her teenage daughter, something she hasn’t been able do since the 3 girls came into their lives.. 
 
When a child comes into a caregiver's home, no matter what their situation, life always changes. It takes a village to make sure that every child has what they need to thrive. Our new programs Kid’s Day Out and Helping Hands strive to make life easier for our children and the families supporting them by providing respite or assistance with a project. 
 
Helping Hands is a way to help caregivers who, due to limited financial resources, physical ability and/or time, are experiencing challenges completing home projects. Helping Hands projects can include assistance with landscaping, painting, organizing, etc. Learn more about this new program here: www.herotoachild.org/menus/helping-hands-program.html.
 
Our next Kid’s Day Out will be in May – stay tuned on social media to be the first to know!
 
We are excited about these new programs and are always open to hearing your ideas about how we might help children thrive. 
 
We appreciate all you do,

 

Amy E. Foster

Executive Director

AmyF@galf6.org

 

P.S. If you haven't seen our 2019 Annual Report, check it out! Together, we are changing children's stories.

 

*not children's real names