What a generous little girl! Last year, she and her family helped at Friends of Foster Kids and it truly touched her heart. It made such an impression on her that she took the money she received for her birthday and bought toys for the foster kids! A special thank you to our special angels for your donations.
FOFK provides Christmas for foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters. FOFK fulfills each child’s wish list with new items wrapped with care and then works to ensure timely delivery for Christmas.
Being our inaugural Newsletter, I felt it only fitting that we begin by expressing our sincere “Gratitude” for your continued
support. We recognize that you, our donors, are the life blood of this organization. It is through your caring, commitment and
generosity that ensures the success of this program. You truly are Angels!
Looking back through the years I’ve watched this organization grow. Helping us to spread the word, you are making smiles happen and bringing joy into the lives of our local foster children. Witnessing the love that passes from our donors, showing a child they do matter, speaks volumes. Together we are able to impact the lives of so many of our local foster children.
Currently we are wrapping up our Hats Off to Grads Program, providing our foster children with the tools and necessities they need to set up for living independently and beginning their college life. Without the support of a family, we can always count on you to step in.
Together we are changing lives…one child at a time!
Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others ~ Pablo
In mid-June we kicked off our college program for 30+ college students from Macomb and Oakland counties.
This college program is an annual program that runs to mid July. Then collections are sorted/organized for a one-time distribution in time for the student to leave for college in August.
Sponsoring a student entails purchasing specific items that the college student would need to start their college year, it can vary from student to student. Each student fills out a wish list stating the items they will need from graphing calculators, bedding, mini refrigerators and microwaves to personal care items, laundry and cleaning supplies to storage bins.
Angels, like you, make this important program a success!!
King of Kings Lutheran Church Women’s Ministry, “Sew Much Love” is sew awesome! They made 30 pillowcases in 90 minutes for Friends of Foster Kids at one of their earlier meetings and met again on August 18th to sew 50 more! Thank you ladies, FOFK and the foster children truly appreciate your generosity!
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY HOUR DETROIT — AUGUST 4, 2016
Sherwood Brewing Company will celebrate 10 years of craft beer with a special “Abbeyversary” event on Aug. 20. Starting at 4 p.m. and throughout the evening, there will be several special releases of Sherwood’s “Abbey” ales.
The event is actually two parties in one. The 5th Annual WoodFest will be going on in the main tent in conjunction with the Abbeyversary. WoodFest is a celebration of the local relationships Sherwood Brewing has developed over the years. Local food, musicians, and vendors will also be on hand.
Sherwood Brewing Company, or “The Wood” to the regulars, has been brewing and selling their “obnoxiously unpretentious beers” since Aug. 31, 2006. They also serve locally sourced “elevated pub grub.”
Owners Ray Sherwood, Lisa Sherwood, and Corey Paul are more laid back about things than other breweries. The focus has always been on local relationships and experiencing life.
“The anniversary party is a celebration of how we do things; it’s about having fun and enjoying good food. It’s not about pushing a bottle in front of collectors,” says Ray.
“We’ve spent the past 10 years making and strengthening our connections to the community,” says Lisa. “Whether it’s fundraising for a local cause, networking to support local businesses, or donating to school and community events, Sherwood Brewing Company is instrumental in helping others.”
One example of their community involvement is the annual Presents for Pints. Each holiday season, customers trade wishes (gifts) for beer and pizza, and local children benefit.
“We choose a charity each November and gather their wish list,” Lisa says. “Last year we adopted 25 kids from Friends of Foster Kids and were able to obtain every item on every wish list. Our customers look forward to P4P every year.”
Friends of Foster Kids marched in the Saint Clair Shores 2016 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2016. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Friends of Foster Kids and spread awareness for our organization!
Thank you King of Kings for letting us speak at your Aprons with Attitude Brunch on May 14, 2016. We’re so thankful that these wonderful ladies will be donating pillow cases and blankets to Friends of Foster Kids.
Supporters we’re able to shop for upcoming birthdays, Mother’s day, communions and just because! This was a wonderful opportunity to purchase that special gift for those special someones and support a worthy cause! Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time! 15% of all proceeds will be donated to support Friends of Foster Kids, excluding Charity By Design and the Bangle of the Month.
We are excited to announce the winner of the bracelet drawing at our Alex and Ani fundraiser. Congratulations to Diane P. of Clinton Township! Thank you again to all that came out to support us!!