A Foster Child's Perspective

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month.  In spreading awareness, we offer the blogs of two immigrant girls. We asked the following questions of 2 teen girls experiencing foster care in Massachusetts.

 

 

“How did going through foster care affect your life?

Based on your experience, do you think foster care should change?”

 

  • What would you say to other kids going through foster care?
  • Who influenced you while they were in foster care?
  • What are their best and/or worst memories of foster care?
  • What issues related to foster care do you personally find important?

The Volunteer faces of the Food Rescue

Matthew 25:35 New International Version (NIV)

35" For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in," 

Our volunteers worked very hard to get groceries to seniors, and families before the next big storm.  We have built a strong cross cultural family of volunteers to take the lead in eradicating hunger in our communities. Here are a few thoughts from the family of volunteers:

Moe Rego:"My buddy Shushu and I at the food bank pantry, serving our people. She can't speak English but we have our own way of communicating. Her giving and helpful spirit is infectious and joy to serve with. I tried to tell her Shushu in Haitian Creole means sweetie or sweetheart not sure she got it but we were laughing like nobody's business. Laughter sure does have a way of bridging cultures together. Get your laugh on today & God Bless! "

FOOD RESCUE

This Certificate of Appreciation from Twelfth Baptist Church is shared with my 100 volunteers in my Food Rescue Program. You make the difference! We feed over 2000 families monthly, without any tax dollars, and we are 100% volunteer driven!

This Certificate of Appreciation from Twelfth Baptist Church is shared with my 100 volunteers in my Food Rescue Program. You make the difference! We feed over 2000 families monthly, without any tax dollars, and we are 100% volunteer driven!

 

Giving Tree 2014 huge success!

The 14th annual Giving Tree celebration was a huge success, thanks to our volunteers and sponsors. 500 children recieved Christmas gifts in Boston's South End, Medford, and Somerville over the course of a 2 day, power packed Christmas marathon weekend.

Children sang Christmas carols, took pictures with Santa, listened to story telling, and played Christmas trivia to win prizes. As much as we gave, one volunteer put it best "The smiles on the childrens faces was the greatest reward." 

 

  

GIVING TREE 2014

FREE CHRISTMAS TOYS AND CLOTHES FOR THE FIRST 500 KIDS Ages 0-10 TO SHOW.

 

WHEN:Saturday, December 20th 2014 11am til 2pm

 

WHERE:South End Library in Boston 685 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

 

CHILD MUST BE PRESENT WITH PARENT TO GET GIFTS. NO KID, NO PRESENT.  

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