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Mission Statement

Our vision is to create lasting memories for Georgia's foster children, by positively impacting their lives, and providing a foundation that allows youths and young adults to flourish into adulthood. We are committed to creating lasting memories through the foster care life cycle by: Providing comfort and easing the transition into foster care Celebrating children to show them they are not forgotten while in foster care Helping provide young adults a graceful transition into independent living

Description

We are a registered 501(c)(3) (since 2015) non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating lasting memories for Georgia's foster children.

(Program #1) We host birthday parties for foster children three times a year (typically, April, August and November). At all parties, the birthday kids receive a birthday gift from their wish list, a new book bag and a book. The book bag is for the kids to store their most precious items and the book is to encourage reading.

(Program #2) Children entering the foster care system often leave home without the items they value, like their favorite teddy bear, blanket and other personal items. Children are placed into care while at school and do not have the opportunity to return home prior to being placed into care. In other cases, children are placed into the care at twilight evening hours and are rushed to pack limited contents into garbage bags before heading to foster care. Our organization works to provide children entering foster care with a duffle bag containing essential items to increase comfort and security during their earliest days of placement.

(Program #3) We partnered with YESS (Youth Empowerment Support Services) to provide support to youths who are transitioning out of foster care. We do this by providing a full-course meal for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition to meals, we provide Christmas tree, decorations and a gift from their wish list.

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