Vancouver Angels Fundraiser
"As a former foster youth, I remember all the feelings that surrounded my heart. Feelings of fear, anxiousness, being unwanted, being unloved. I remember feeling out of place, unworthy and lost. As a current foster parent, I see those same feelings in the youth of this generation. I believe our organization, Vancouver Angels, can provide foster children in our community with the consistent love and attention they so desperately need to thrive in life without those feelings. We have an amazing team sharing this mission, having big hearts and bigger dreams to walk beside local foster families in our community. We believe while everyone is not called to foster everyone has the power to make real change in the lives of these children. We are excited for the work to be done and the lives we will be able to touch. Our hope is, if you’re willing and able, that you too stand with us financially as we embark on this incredible adventure. We believe each child is wanted, worthy and loved and we are excited to help them believe in that too!" – Pearl Flores
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 National Angels' mission video below.
• 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.