LCROC: Team Building for Good with Foster Love

LCROC: Team Building for Good with Foster Love

 

 

 

LCROC had the excellent opportunity to volunteer at Foster Love on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Foster Love improves the ways kids experience foster care. 

"Foster Love began as a sports camp offering after-school enrichment to foster youth who otherwise could not afford the activity. As the charity grew, we've tackled larger problems including access to higher education, emergency resources, and more.

Foster Love is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care. Our passionate team, comprised of adults and former foster youth, works tirelessly to ensure these vulnerable children are not forgotten or neglected. Through collaborations with individuals, companies, and community partners, we provide essential resources and educational opportunities for foster youth.

Superhero boxes combat the uncertainty and depression children often feel while in foster care. The goal is to help foster youth feel S.U.P.E.R. (Self Assured, Uplifted, Proud, Empowered, & Resilient)!

A Superhero Box is a kit filled with all the items you need to help children in care unleash their inner hero.  The interactive kit allows our sponsors to help decorate superhero items that are then donated to children in foster care nationwide." (Foster Love)

Foster Care Facts: Youth typically spend about 20 months in foster care. 6% of all children in the U.S. will find themselves in the foster care system before they turn 18. There are approximately 430,000 children in foster care. 50% of the U.S. homeless population spend time in foster care. (Foster Love). The main reasons children enter foster care are neglect, drug use, and abuse by parents. Research has consistently shown that nearly 1 in 5 foster care youth are part of the LGBTQ community. In many circumstances, being LGBTQ is a part of the reason that they are in foster care. (Youth.gov)

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