I became involved in this project five years ago and each year brings more rewards. As our county grows so does the number of children in the foster care system. In the last two years the number of foster families has grown from 30 to 45. How sad we need this many but, how wonderful that we have those who are willing to take children in their homes and love and care for them. The foster children’s party provides a bonding time for foster parents and children. It gives the children an opportunity to realize they are not out there alone and an avenue to build support systems. It is a wonderful time of goodwill through fellowship. It is a joy to join this inspiration!
Each year individuals, local businesses and other civic organizations help sponsor this joint community event. Last year the sponsors included: County Line Ruritan Club; Hiram Hornets Youth Association; J.M.C. Development and Home Place Communities; The Ragsdale Inn; Carmel Catering; March Of Dimes; D.J. Brown Sugar; Turner, Woodall and Associates- Attorneys –At-Law; Paulding County Civitans and Jr. Civitans; Unlimited Rentals; Hardy Chevrolet; K-Mart; Kroger; Publix; Phi-Beta Lamba at Chattahoochee Tech; Chick-Fil-A; Cato’s; Ryan’s; Valinda’s Cozy Kitchen; Ms. Paulding County; Miss Paulding County; Southern Exposures; Coldwell Banker Realty; Reeve’s Floral; several individual community members; and Showers of Flowers. If you would like to join this list of wonderful volunteers please contact Mittie Mitchell at 678-641-6385 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all monetary donations by November 21, 2004.
Donations needed for the foster party:
Gift sponsors / Entertainment / Prepared Food / Sponsors / Volunteers
Donations for the Sr.Citizens:
Sweaters / Bingo Prizes / Desserts / Food Gift Certificates / Sugar Free Candy / Christmas Corsages
Through Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service we make Paulding County a better place in which to live!
Edited by james_mills, 17 November 2004 - 10:36 PM.