May 05, 2014// Uncategorized

Foster Care Counts Sixth Mother’s Day Celebration Set For May 11

Beverly Hills Courier

By John L. Seitz

Foster Care Counts (, 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.

This year’s corporate partners include Nestlé, Disney/ABC TV networks, Paul Mitchell, Jouer Cosmetics and Wolfgang Puck Catering. All activities are made possible by some 300 dedicated volunteers.
“Foster parents play a key role in our community, offering a haven – a precious safety net – for the more than 35,000 foster youth in the county,” said Pritzker.

“I am so happy Foster Care Counts is continuing its tradition of organizing this wonderful appreciation day for our foster mothers,” said Philip Browning, director of L. A. County Department of Child and Family Services.

Cast members from ABC Family Channel’s The Fosters, and VoluntEars from The Walt Disney Company will all take part in the day.

The kids’ area will have carnival games, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, magicians, balloon artists, face painting, and more. Young children can enjoy a special storytelling area hosted by Better with Books, which will also be giving young readers books and backpacks to take home.