Our child welfare system is overburdened and needs the support of the larger community around them. Foster Well exists to be a bridge between the foster care community and those that want to love and support them.
One of the ways we do this is through our annual Giving Tree Campaign that purchases gifts for foster/kinship families and social workers.
1. Agency workers have shared that the biggest need they have during the holidays is useful gifts to encourage the family, specifically gift cards that could be used to buy specific items needed or requested by the children. Foster and kinship families have a lot on their plate and the Christmas season just adds to it. Any help they can get to purchase needed items or gifts for the children is greatly appreciated.
2. Social workers have caseloads that are overwhelming, especially right now. The Wawa gift cards will be given to the social workers as a small token of our gratitude for the tiring and often overlooked work they do. We will deliver the gift cards along with thank you cards to be an encouragement that people in their community care about them.