Tuscaloosa Angels Fundraiser

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"We felt Tuscaloosa Angels needed to be started because every child deserves to know they are loved, that they can grow up and change the world, and they are wanted. Every foster family deserves to know that they have a community that supports them and has their back as they welcome children into their homes and change the world themselves. 'Not everyone is called to foster or adopt, but everyone can make a difference in a child’s life.' Together we can change the trajectory of these kid's lives-they can grow up to know that they can do anything and most importantly that they are loved. Together we can make sure that foster families know that they are not alone.  We want to wrap the children and foster families in Tuscaloosa in love and know they are cared for."Kristin Smith



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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Emily Ward
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$100
11/17/18
Daniel Vogelsang
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11/17/18

I greatly admire all the work you are doing! All of this will be important in shaping the lives and futures of all these children in need!

Joanna Kimbrough
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$50
11/17/18
Samantha Vasey
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11/14/18
Jordan Latner
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11/12/18

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