May 18, 2015// Uncategorized
May 18, 2015// Uncategorized
Thanks to our volunteers Jennifer, Ben, Noelle, and Linda for helping Chris and many others find great clothes for summer jobs at The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation Resource Fair over the weekend at the First AME Church of Los Angeles!
August 19, 2014// Uncategorized
AUG. 27, 2014
GOODS FOR GRADES POP-UP BOUTIQUE
Help Foster Youth Succeed in College
Please join us on August 27 at Los Angeles City College from 10 am – 2 pm as we celebrate with foster youth in college who have achieved their academic goals for the semester. Help them “shop” with the “swag dollars” they have earned by setting and achieving grades, for new basic and gently-used designer clothing and accessory items. Be a host, personal shopper, or serve beverages and refreshments as we celebrate their achievements together! moreree
Bring a friend and join us for a coffee and patisserie!
Spend an hour in the company of dedicated foster youth striving to stay in college!
Meet some remarkably determined young adults!
To sign up, visit www.fostercarecounts.org and follow links to Goods for Grades Page!
For more info: go to www.fostercarecounts
FOSTER CARE COUNTS
11111 Santa Monica Blvd. #1650
Los Angeles, CA 90025
August 27, 2014
May 12, 2014// Uncategorized
Thank you so much from beyond the depths of my soul to each and every person who gave a piece of his or her heart to more than 2,000 foster parents and children yesterday at Foster Mother’s Day 2014 in Los Angeles. If you are feeling blue that it’s over, fear not. Stay tuned, there is more to come very shortly! With humble gratitude and appreciation, Jeanne Pritzker
Jeanne, the founder of Foster Care Counts, was on “Tell Me More”, a nationally-broadcast radio show on NPR, talking about foster parenting and Foster Mother’s Day.
“Children across the country will be rolling out the breakfast trays and handmade cards for Mother’s Day. But the holiday brings up mixed feelings for many foster mothers and their children.
‘It can be really confusing for a child when there’s Mother’s Day and the child is supposed to celebrate their ‘new mom,’ says Cris Beam, author of To The End of June: An Intimate Life of American Foster Care. ‘The child is still really attached, and it’s a complicated holiday, and they need sometimes a new way to think about this other parent.’
For more, including the broadcast, visit NPR.org
May 05, 2014// Uncategorized
Beverly Hills Courier
By John L. Seitz
Foster Care Counts (http://fostercarecounts.org), the non-profit founded by Jeanne Pritzker of Beverly Hills, dedicated to raising awareness and serving the needs of foster youth and families in L. A., will host its sixth annual Foster Mother’s Day celebration Sunday, May 11.
More than 2,000 will be hosted at the celebration that gives back to foster parents who dedicate their lives to helping children. The event will be held at Culver City’s Willows Community School. It will be held in two sessions: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (more…)