Little Red Stocking

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What does home look like to you as 2020 draws to a close? Is it quiet, chaotic, or shifting every hour? Is it full of a lot of family or are you missing loved ones at home? Many of us are acutely feeling the presence and absence of family these days. As the holidays draw near, we all may be missing some of the traditions and warmth of family around us. What if that sense of uncertainty, isolation, and loss was something you faced every day as a child. Our distress at not knowing who we can hug or share a family dinner with is magnified so many times over for the thousands of North Carolina children who are away from their family and home this year.

  • 12,000 Children

    in North Carolina are in foster care

  • 500+ Children

    age out of foster care each year

  • 121,000 Investigated

    cases of child abuse and neglect in North Carolina last year

  • 14.3 Months

    is the average length of stay for a child in foster care


When you make a gift you impact youth and family North Carolina. Your support can help to provide forever families many happy holidays to come. Here are a few examples for gift amounts:


Amount Potential
$75 covering a few of the immediate needs of a child entering foster care, like a car seat and diapers
$150 covering the cost of a license for a new foster family
$300 providing two weeks of foster care for a child in need
$750 helping to train five new foster parents to welcome children into their homes
$1,200 providing two months of foster care for a child in need
$2,500 helping a family in crisis get a fresh start
$3,000 providing siblings the stabiity of a CHS-trained foster family for two months
$5,000 providing siblings the stabiity of a CHS-trained foster family for a few months
$6,000 creating a forever family for a child through adoption

You can help local children and families by contributing to the Little Red Stocking Fund!