Our mission is to provide funding for tutoring, clothing, summer camp and enrichment activities to local foster children.
Our goal is to diligently raise funds to help as many children as possible that enter into the foster care system. Our programs will aid in helping these children lead as normal of a life as possible with a goal of becoming successful adults. The Council provides funding for individualized tutoring, clothing, summer camp and enrichment activities. The programs are geared to help these children find talents that would normally go undiscovered, while increasing their confidence and self-esteem.
If you are a parent, you know how expensive it is to keep a child in clothing and shoes that fit and how expensive extra-curricular activities can be. Every child wants to feel normal, wants to fit in, dress like their peers and participate in what their peers are participating in. A foster child should be given this same opportunity.
As these children are ripped from their homes with nothing but a small bag of their belongings, their fear of the unknown is unimaginable. Then they are placed in a home where everyone is a stranger and expected to persevere; this being yet another traumatic experience they are expected to handle. Keep in mind these are children taken from the only home they know, taken from Mom or Dad with the promise of a brighter future. The Council funds the opportunities to make this promise come true. As they are moved from home to home, shelter to shelter, their belongings are scattered and their school work falls by the wayside, thus The Clothing Program and The Education Advancement program were established.
By Shalamar Parrish
In this novel, a single mother works hard to take care of her family the best way she knows how, but the life she leads may endanger her children, leading one daughter down a risky path.
Shalamar Parrish is an army veteran who has devoted her life to foster parenting and to her hobby of writing. She resides with her adopted son and three foster-to-adopt sons in Lexington, Kentucky.