Dear Fostering Connections St. Johns Supporters,
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season! The holiday season is a wonderful time to celebrate the joy of the season with our family and friends and reflect on the blessings in our lives. It is a chance to give to love ones and to causes we care about.
I am so grateful to our board members, volunteers, and donors who supported Fostering Connections St. Johns and our local foster families this year.
We started 2019 as a brand new nonprofit organization founded by community members who are passionate about helping our local youth in foster care. We spent time connecting with the foster care system and community and assessing needs. Through working with our community, we began developing programs to help fill the gaps in services.
In 2019, Fostering Connections St. Johns:
-Provided 61 care packages to children from newborn to age 17 transitioning into foster care, providing essentials and comfort items to help them transition into a new home.
-Gave clothing and needed essentials to 30 children in the St. Johns and Putnam County foster care system through our Backpack Brigade Closet program.
-Celebrated our local foster parents through donating 63 gift cards for Foster Parent Appreciation Month.
-Hosted a Back to School Bash for local foster families and gave away 34 gift cards for the children to go back to school shopping.
-Assisted with organizing a baby shower for a young adult in the Independent Living Program.
Read more in our December newsletter as we celebrate our community partners and recent happenings:
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and blessed new year.
Founder & President
Fostering Connections St. Johns