Girl Donates Birthday Money to Purchase Toys for Foster Kids

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.

If you would like to find out how you can make a difference in the life of a foster child at Christmas, please contact us at info@friendsoffosterkids.org and stay connected with us year round on social media, Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

Friends of Foster Kids August 2016 Newsletter

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A Note from the Founder:

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


College Program-Hats off to Grads Program

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Donations of linens and personal items help every student!

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!!


EVENTS

Ongoing – Kroger Community Rewards – www.krogercommunityrewards.com

Ongoing – Amazon Smile – https://smile.amazon.com

Ongoing – Thrivent Choice Member – FoFK can be selected with your Thrivent Choice dollars

6-14-2016 > 8-2016  – College Program

9-15-2016 – Spirit of Christmas Program Kick off

10-27-2016 – 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner – Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights

11-18-2016  – G.S.G. Roaring 20’s Fundraising Dinner Dance – Fernhill Golf Club, Clinton Township


Download a PDF of the Friends of Foster Kids August 2016 Newsletter HERE, and email info@friendsoffosterkids.org to receive the newsletter to your email inbox.

Happy Abbeyversary Sherwood Brewing Company celebrates 10 years of craft goodness

Happy Abbeyversary Sherwood Brewing Company celebrates 10 years of craft goodness

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY HOUR DETROIT — AUGUST 4, 2016

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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.”

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5th Annual Tom Powers Charity Classic

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The 5th Annual Tom Powers Charity Classic (T.P.C.C.) on June 12th at Castle Creek Golf Club supporting Friends of Foster Kid was a great success!

It was a beautiful day for golf, and a good time was had by all. Additionally, the T.P.C.C. raised over $4,200 for Friends of Foster Kids!

Thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, donors, volunteers and Castle Creek Golf Club for making the day memorable and for your generosity.

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Another Special Thank you to our Hole Sponsors:

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WLAM-Macomb’s 3rd Annual Cocktails for a Cause Spring Mixer for Friends of Foster Kids

 

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Thank you Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Macomb Region (WLAM-MAcomb) for hosting this wonderful event for Friends of Foster Kids on May 18, 2016! This year, the WLAM-Macomb Cocktails for a Cause beneficiary was Friends of Foster Kids (FOFK). This year’s Spring Mixer included a Pajama & Tote Bag / Duffel / Backpack Drive for the kids! 

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2016 Friends of Foster Kids Alex & Ani Fundraiser

Thank you Alex & Ani at Partridge Creek for hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, April 21st in support of Friends of Foster Kids!Alex & Ani 2016 Event

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!!

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