May is Foster Care Month Will Celebrate at the Red's Ballpark
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and the Cincy Foster Care Collaborative celebrated along with children and families across the city on Thursday, May 19th at the Ballpark thanks to a generous donation of 1,300 Cincinnati Reds tickets in partnership with Most Valuable Kids.
This Cincinnati Reds event provided a positive youth and family experience in honor of children, foster and adoptive families and raised awareness on the critical need for foster and adoptive parents in Hamilton County. "Foster care and adoption very positively and powerfully changes children's lives and puts them on a path for success, there is absolutely a tremendous need for more families and more resources for children in foster care and those waiting for adoption in Hamilton County,” says Collaborative Co-Chair, Pamela Lindeman, “Not everyone can be a foster or adoptive parent but EVERYONE can support children in care through mentoring, volunteering and donating generously to this important cause. “In addition to an information tent at the Red’s Ballpark Fan Zone, Hamilton County Job and Family Services had their Heart Gallery display of children in Hamilton County who are presently waiting for adoption. Individuals interested in finding out more about children waiting for adoption or becoming a Cincy Foster Care family were encouraged to visit the Red's Ballpark Fan Zone on May 19th!
The goal of the Cincy Foster Care Collaborative is to unite a city-wide foster care effort that promotes high visibility awareness and builds public will to increase the capacity of the foster care system. Cincy Foster Care Collaborative partners include:
The Bair Foundation
The Buckeye Ranch
Child Focus, Inc.
Focus on Youth
Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Lighthouse Youth Services
National Youth Advocate Program
Ohio Mentor Network
St. Joseph Orphanage
For more information about Cincy Foster Care and how you can help or to make a donation click here. For questions, contact Cincy Foster Care Collaborative Co-Chairs:
Pamela Lindeman, Child Focus, Inc.
Jami Clarke, Lighthouse Youth Services