Foster Care Links
Foster care requires great patience and enduring love. Often times, foster children have gone through great trauma, or were victims of abuse and neglect. With a good, kind, patient and wise foster home caretaker parent, such children can blossom, grow and bloom to become beautiful, contributing, healthy and happy adults.
Here are some informative links:
Important things to know before considering fostering children
Fostering by State
Training, licensing, information and support by state
If You Are a Foster Child
It is important for older foster children to consider the importance of learning and acquiring skills that will help them become independent. Help oftentimes can stop at the age of 18, and therefore, preparing for junior or 4 year college, or acquiring a vocational skill is crucial.
Foster parents should really help and assist their youngsters in becoming self-sufficient to ensure happy and fulfilling adulthood.
Do you know of a foster care facility in your area? There is a call for treats for the children in foster care who are placed in homes due to abuse, neglect, and other instances of mistreatment. Preferable treats are healthy, yet delicious foods individually packaged. Here's a partial list of items to consider.
Fruit Leather - natural, no sugar added
Natural, less sugar grain or treat bars
dried fruit packs
dried natural mangoes, bananas
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
We like to add stickers and other fun items to give the children a smile, or a
lift of spirits. Anthing fun and happy would most likely be very much
Here is a Wishlist for children in need in homes and institutions:
Something to come home to, from school...
Homebaked yummies, perhaps with a cold
fresh glass of natural milk... see our treats
above for suggestions.
Idea: Include little stickers or something
playful and cheerful as little gifts
Clothes for Youth
ages 0-17 years
new age appropriate toys (9-17)
Costco cash card
Wal-Mart/Target/Staples cash cards
hygiene products (m/f):
shampoo/conditioner/soap/lotion toothpast/brushes etc.
first aid kits
tempura paint-primary colors
assorted paint brushes
Crayola model magic
for the older children learning to
go out on their own and "spread
their young wings..."
35-40 white pillow cases
pots & pans
kitchen and bath towels
kitchen rugs (small)
*anything else good for a "new apartment"
3 filing cabinets
inexpensive cameras & film
Do you know of a center? Send it to us!
Local San Diego Children's Community Center
(619) 221-8600 - San Diego, CA.
(619) 225-9305 - 5041 Newport Ave San Diego, CA 92107
Have your heard of Escrip at Escrip.com?
If you shop at the following companies,
you can use Escrip and the companies
will pay a percentage to the Children's
Center. The San Diego Children's Center
Escrip Number is: #500005337.
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