As a former foster youth I know how critical it is for our communities to support the services provided to children and families in need. There are 61,543 children in foster care in the state of California. 1,200 of these youth are from Contra Costa County. In 2015 we started the No Seed Left Behind Halloween Benefit for Foster Children which allowed many children to enjoy Halloween festivities they might otherwise have gone without. The lives of foster children can often be disrupted by circumstances beyond their control, our event provided a fun, safe opportunity and a sense of normalcy.
This year we are not able to host a live event but are asking for community members to donate what they can to support children who will be spending the holidays in foster care.
We're inspired by the work of UPLIFT FAMILY SERVICES and want to support them by raising money and awareness. Please help support foster youth by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button.
You can also support UPLIFT by participating in our Ebay Auctions as shared on our wall.
The more people that know about UPLIFT FAMILY SERVICES, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!