NOVEMBER 29th, 4-6PM
NOTICE - event location changed to CBC, 14143 Yosemite Blvd
There are over 800 kids in foster care in Stanislaus County.
Every number has a name.
Every name has a story.
Love Waterfords partner organization, Love Our Kids is dedicated to making sure children throughout Stanislaus County feel loved. Their main focus is on supporting children in foster care, as well as educating the public on how they can best support these youth and their resource parents.
One of the ways Love Our Kids fulfills their mission is through their annual county wide comfort kit drive. Comfort kits are bags that are given to children on the night they are pulled from their homes, and they are meant to provide for needs and bring comfort during an incredibly traumatic time. Often, kids who get pulled leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.
Love Waterford is partnering with Love Our Kids to do our part in helping meet needs for foster kids, during our satellite event of the greater county-wide comfort kit drive.
In 2021 Love Waterford committed to providing 40 Comfort Kits for elementary aged children. Thanks to the generosity of our many donors, and the valuable work of all our volunteers, we were able to assemble 54 Comfort kits!
In addition, several of our volunteers for the event decided they were ready to take the next step in advocating for foster children, and they stepped up to become a CASA!
A HUGE thank you to our special event speakers from family services and CASA, who joined us to share more about the foster system, and the impact simple things like a Comfort Kit can make in the lives of children.