A Place to Call Home is Children’s Home Society’s largest fundraising event each year. Traditionally hundreds of CHS supporters gather in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro to hear first-hand how they can change lives and transform their own communities across the state through their support.
Due to COVID-19, we have made the hard decision to cancel our in person fundraising events this spring, which means we are now facing a potential $1M shortfall in the annual funds that support our children. These are the funds that help find safe, well-trained, caring foster homes for children in crisis, that provide the intensive, in-home support services to keep families intact and out of the system, and that provide quality education to parents and caregivers so that children can thrive. These are the funds that would find a forever family for our community’s most vulnerable children. You can keep these vital services going in this time of great need.
From our social workers and specialists, we know that CHS families are also feeling the pain of the pandemic. We need to care for them as they are caring for the children they are fostering. Therefore, we will direct 25% of your gift made through this website through the end of April 2020 to the CHS Family Relief Fund to help our children and families suffering from COVID-related economic hardships.
Hear Keyonna’s Story
Keyonna is awaiting adoption and hopes she finds her forever family soon. It’s easy to imagine the uncertainty, fear, and longing for a “normal life” that Keyonna or any of the 2,400 North Carolina children like her are feeling while they hope for adoption. Now add in the uncertainty, fear, and longing for normalcy and stability that all of us are feeling in the face of COVID-19. It can be overwhelming to think of how a child without a permanent, safe, and loving family is facing this scary time on her own.
What could your gift provide to children and families in need?
$6000 can cover the cost of one adoption from foster care. There are currently almost 12,000 children in North Carolina living in foster care. Children’s Home Society, as the largest foster care and adoption provider in the state, has found more caring and well-trained foster homes than any other agency for our state’s most vulnerable children.
$2500 can help keep a family in crisis stay together by providing intensive family services, education, and counseling. This preventive intervention keeps children out of the foster care system, saving the child trauma and the state millions of dollars.
$1200 can cover the cost of licensing 10 new foster families—that’s 10 new safe and loving homes for children who need them.
$500 can help deliver one session of our male responsibility program, Wise Guys, teaching health and decision-making to young men and helping to break the foster care cycle with an aim to decrease teen pregnancies and other high-risk behaviors.
$250 can provide two weeks of care in a safe, stable home with a foster family who has received training and support from CHS.
$120 can help a child through the adjustment period with a new family through trauma responsive therapy.
$60 can help deliver parenting education to a struggling parent.
$25 can provide a family taking in a child in foster care with a few immediate essentials like diapers and formula.
Your gifts go to the needs that our communities’ children have right now.
Your investment in children and families will make a meaningful and life-changing impact for children and families throughout North Carolina. If you need more information about how to make a gift or if you would like to arrange a pledge payment period for gifts over $6,000, please contact Celena Velez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-369-3812.
Corporations and small businesses are important partners in promoting every child’s right to a permanent, safe, and loving family. We are happy to recognize their valuable efforts and want to thank a few of our terrific sponsors here. If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Celena Velez at email@example.com or 336-369-3812.