We're the Dedrick family. Two of the things we are passionate about are foster care and Christmas! So we are thrilled to be participating in Worthdays' Joyful Battle of Lights!
Our family includes Dustin and Carrie (parents and foster parents), Emmanuella age 5 and Gabriel age 18 months (our biological children), and a bonus child or two in foster care. At the time of writing this, we currently have one newborn in foster care in our home but just last week there were two newborns!
Carrie is the Head Elf behind the Dedrick family's Christmas obsession. But the more you are around Carrie, the more the Christmas spirit rubs off on you. That's how Dustin became our Chief Electrical Elf and our next-door neighbors on both side joined in, nearly tripling the light display!
It brings our family such joy to watch cars drive by our house to look at the lights. Our sincerest thanks for dropping by! And if you feel led to donate to Worthdays, thank you for remembering our local kids in foster care this season.
The Joyful Battle of Lights is a friendly battle of light displays in the Greater Richmond area working together to bring even more joy to our community by fundraising for Worthdays. Worthdays is a Richmond area nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the community to ensure that those impacted by the local foster care system know that they are important, worthy and celebrated. We believe kids in the foster care system deserve to have a childhood in which they are unconditionally adored and provided with opportunity for joy and growth! Our nonprofit focuses on celebrating the important days in the lives of kids in foster care that often go uncelebrated, such as birthdays and holidays, along with giving kids opportunity to experience normalcy and have their unmet needs met!
Holiday lights bring so many joy during the holiday season and we can't wait to spread even more JOY throughout the foster care system because of the generosity of the light displays working together in this friendly battle! Thank you so much for your willingness to share the JOY of the season to those our organization serves throughout the year! We encourage you to learn more about organization by visiting us on the web, on Facebook or Instagram.