For the past eight years the Grand County Middles School has held an annual fund-raiser to benefit children in foster care. During this time the students have raised $6400. This year the students set a goal and exceeded it.
“Our goal this year was to raise one thousand dollars,” said eighth grade student Grace Osusky. “We reached this goal and surpassed it by about twenty dollars.”
The money raised will help pay for foster children’s costs for sports, music lessons and other activities that help them express themselves and further their educational pursuits.
“Grand County Middle School looks forward to participating in future fundraisers that benefit the Utah Foster Care Foundation and children in foster care,” Osusky said. “It takes a great community to raise great children. Thank you for all of your generosity.”
Moab businesses Poison Spider and Moonflower Market also supported the Utah Foster Care Foundation.
Geri Swift, a coordinator for Utah Foster Care Foundation, said that children come into foster care from a variety of backgrounds, each with their own unique circumstances.
“But they also have something in common: they have been placed into a new situation, usually with people they are meeting for the first time,” Swift said. “This can be a difficult transition, and anything that we can do to help children in foster care live as normal a life as possible helps with the change.”
Swift said that as important as these donations are to help normalize the lives of children in abnormal situations, what is most needed are families willing to care for them.
“Please consider how being a foster or adoptive parent might work for your family,” Swift said. “If not you, encourage others you know to explore whether or not it is right for them.
Tagline: For more information about what it’s like to be a foster parent, or how you can support families caring for children in foster care, please contact Geri Swift toll free at 877-505-5437 or via email at email@example.com.
Middle school student raise funds to help children in foster care
“It takes a great community to raise great children. Thank you for all of your generosity.”
For more information about what it’s like to be a foster parent, or how you can support families caring for children in foster care, please contact Geri Swift toll free at 877-505-5437 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.