Last month, The Twig had the opportunity to partner with Safe Children Coalition to surprise one of their amazing foster parents with a "Foster Parent Ambush"! We showed up at Sarasota High School where she teaches and surprised her in her classroom with cheers, balloons, and a gift basket. Her students were able to hear about the wonderful work she does outside the classroom, and how she is making a difference in the lives of children in foster care.
Each month, SCC will be identifying an outstanding foster family to honor in this way. They will be coordinating with the family's place of work or worship to make the suprise happen. When they came to us and asked if The Twig would like to be part of the ambush by providing a gift basket for the family, we enthusiastically said "YES!" We look forward to encouraging our local foster families in this way each month.
Our area has a foster care capacity crisis which means that there are not enough homes to house all of the children who are going into care. Foster parenting can be a difficult calling and we want to do everything we can to help foster families keep saying "yes!" to children who need a home. Little surprises like this can help give encouragement, reminding them that what they do is important and that their work matters to all of us.
If you would like to sponsor a gift basket for a future Foster Parent Ambush, please email CallieC@TheTwigCares.com. Together we can encourage and inspire the foster care community!
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