Denton Angels Fundraiser

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"We felt called to start Denton Angels because we believe that foster families desperately need to be supported and foster children desperately need mentorship! We believe there can be hope and beauty in the foster care system and we are going to work every day to make sure that families and children are loved and equipped with what they need in order to experience care differently and age out successfully.Rachel Tate

National Angels wraps community around children in foster care, as well as their caretakers, by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship-building, and mentorship. They accomplish this through their Love Box program, which matches dedicated volunteers with children in foster care and their families. Volunteers meet practical, everyday needs while building intentional relationships with the family they serve each month. When foster families are matched with committed volunteers, parents feel supported and children gain a sense of belonging and self-confidence.


Watch the founder's story below.



Statistics:

• Nationally, 50% of the homeless population spent time in foster care.

• Young women in foster care are more than 2x as likely as their peers (not in foster care) to become pregnant by age 19.

• Only about 50% of those who age out of care will obtain a high school diploma.

• 97% of children in foster care will not graduate from college, despite the fact that as wards of the state, they receive a full-ride to any state school of their choice.


It has been found that children who take part in the Love Box program:

-    Are less likely to move. (Did you know that children in care move, on average, 7 times in 2 years?)

-    Perform better in school.

-    Are beginning to form attachments.

-    Have increased self-worth.

-    Have a life plan when they age out. (youth are encouraged to join a branch of service, enroll in college, or enroll in a trade school upon aging out of the system.)


"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller.

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