- Adoptive Parent Education , Foster Parent Recruitment
- April 18, 2018
Children of all ages are coming into Illinois foster care every single day with literally nothing except the clothes on their backs. These children wait with their new caseworkers while a placement for them is found, which often takes an extremely long time since there is a shortage of foster parents. These children become hungry, little diapers get wet, they are scared, as they have been through trauma. While these children are in safe hands with their new caseworkers their urgent needs must be met.
Let It Be Us has developed a unique solution to meet the urgent needs of these children newly coming into Illinois foster care, and it’s named “Our Closet.” Filled with baby formula, diapers, pacifiers, onesies, and swaddling blankets as well as healthy snacks, crayons, activity pads, and sweats for older children, “OurCloset“ is available to caseworkers as they care for children in their offices while they wait for a placement in foster care. “Our Closet“ is an extension of Project Dignity which creates customized duffle bags containing critical school and personal supplies for children entering and moving throughout Illinois foster care. “Our Closet” opens to serve children in Waukegan, Illinois in May and the 2nd “Our Closet” is targeted to open in Rockford, Illinois.
How can you help in this important and ongoing project?
#1 … We’ve developed an Amazon Wish List and we welcome your donations and recurring donations. Please visit the Wish List here. Share the Wish List with your family and friends via email and social media.
#2 … We’re asking you to create Service Projects for your company, organization, or group. We’re calling on brownies, boy scouts, women’s clubs, schools, churches, and any group that is looking for a Service Project with ultra high impact.
#3 … We’re seeking corporate and foundation sponsors to step up with donations to help us meet this ongoing demand.
Become involved by contacting Sandy Hewson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your donations and, on behalf of the vulnerable children we serve, Thank you!
At Let It Be Us we are proud to create unique and customized solutions for children in foster care and for children in foster care who are awaiting adoption. Let It Be Us is a 501(c)(3) and you can learn more about our work at www.LetItBeUs.org.