THE FOSTER CARE COMMUNITy
Kristina was interested in getting involved with the Love Box program but didn’t feel she had the time to give, so she asked her friend Pavritha if she would like to volunteer with her. Pavritha has always enjoyed children and fell in love with the idea right away. While Pavritha was looking to volunteer her time, Kristina only wanted to give financially. However, once Kristina met the family, she knew she wanted to be involved in a bigger way.
Kristina and Pavritha were matched with a single mother of three-year-old twins. This was the mom’s first placement, so Kristina and Pavritha especially wanted to support her in any way they could.
“These kids are so much fun… We go to parks pretty much every month. And we have a big enough team that, depending on who can come, one might hang back with the mom so she can have some adult interaction, and some of us hang out with the kids. It’s been a lot of fun just getting to know the mom and what she’s been going through. I mean, I put her on a pedestal. There aren’t a lot of young women who would take this on, and she’s been doing a really good job with them.”
We believe that each of us has a role to play in changing the way children, youth, and families experience care. It's truly simple – all that is required is showing up. Showing up with your time, with your talents, with your resources. There is a family who could use whatever it is that YOU have to give.