We are thrilled for you to join us in our newest program to support kids in foster care. The goals of WorthyBox are to increase connection, increase feelings of worthiness & decrease the impact of isolation for youth in foster care who are significantly impacted by isolation. Thank you for joining us in making this possible.
Who: Our referral partners will identify youth in foster care who are living in group homes, residential treatment centers, have a very unstable placement setting or those who are extremely isolated. If they determine a youth has very little connection outside of their current setting and would benefit from extra encouragement and support from a community member, they will be eligible for our WorthyBox program. We all know how far a small gesture of support or encouragement can go to make a difference - so this is our way of doing just that!
What: A WorthyBox is similar to a subscription box program but with a little spin! Supporters in our community will cover the costs for a youth in foster care to receive a box full of unique, inspiring and themed items each month that are targeted to promoting: encouragement, positive coping skills, connection to others and inspiration. A WorthyBox is much different from our birthday box program! The actual contents of the WorthyBox will be identical (possibly with a few substitutions based on age) for all the youth receiving boxes and our organization will take care of the planning, purchasing and shipping of the items!
When: Once accepted into the program, each youth will receive a monthly box. Our supporters will donate $50/monthly to cover these costs. We will communicate with supporters monthly and provide a due date for letters of encouragement. These letters will be sent to our organization and we will include them in the box. It is possible that the youth will write back to their supporter however this is not an expectation of the youth.
Expectations of Supporters: We ask that all supporters carefully consider their ability to participate for at least 6 months in this program. The youth we are serving often have any consistent source of encouragement outside of their social worker (and even their social workers change sometimes). The supporter will initiate a recuring donation of $50/month (or a one time payment of $300) when they are officially accepted to the program and matched with a youth. The supporter will also send a letter of encouragement by the monthly deadline that will be included in their box.
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