Foster Kinship

Give Big on April 25th!

Give Big on April 25th!

April 25th is an exciting day for Foster Kinship. It is the “Big Give”, a day when people all over come together online to support Nevada nonprofits. Foster Kinship is participating in this event and I want to ask you for a commitment to donate $10 or more online to Foster Kinship on April 25th. By doing so you will be part of our effort to turn your $10 to $7,500! Read on to find out how.

Foster Kinship Client RecomendationsPlease mark your calendar today to donate $10 or more online to Foster Kinship on April 25th. You can even log on today and schedule your donation for the 25th!  Just look for Foster Kinship on the Nevada’s Big Give website and click on the drop-down menu in the “Donate” Box. Select “On a Giving Day”, and your donation will be processed on April 25th!

I founded Foster Kinship in 2011 because I saw first hand how many grandparents, great-grandparents, and others were raising their relative’s children. I saw the incredible strength and love these individuals had for the children, but I also saw the great need these caregivers have for support: emotional, financial, legal and for advocacy and information.  I feel strongly that supporting the family of the children supports the children. Kids being raised by grandparents or other relatives are getting a second chance at long-term success. Research shows keeping children with family members when their parents are no longer able or willing to care for them is the best option.

However, kinship caregivers in Clark County had almost no organized resources available to them. That is where Foster Kinship stepped in, and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing since!

We have designed a set of research-based programs to maximize community synergy and fill the gaps when necessary to help caregivers be the best they can be for the children in their homes. You can read about our services here.

Since we opened our doors we have assisted over 100 kinship families with support groups, resource referrals, cribs, beds and car seats, food vouchers, advocacy information, and fun family events. There are over 19,000 kinship families in Clark County, and we hope to reach many more of them this year.

So here are a few reasons to commit to supporting Foster Kinship on April 25th:

1. The nonprofits that get the most unique donors will get additional cash for their work, and I want that to be us! This year’s cash prizes will be awarded to those nonprofits with the greatest number of unique donors. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money- but if we can get a lot of people to donate $10 or more we may have a chance to get up to $7500 in additional funding, not to mention some incredible press coverage!!

2. In addition to the cash prizes, NV Big Give will be providing Golden Tickets throughout the day for a randomly selected donor to increase the donation to their charity! Your donation could go even farther to help us with that boost!

3. Foster Kinship wants to thank you for your support as well. For every $10 you donate you will be entered to win one of our great thank you gifts. So if you donate $50, that is five chances to win!  Thank you gifts include: $50 Zappos Gift Card, $25 Build a Bear Gift Card, $25 Toys R Us Gift Card, $10 Starbucks Card (2), A copy of Halo Reach Soundtrack autographed by Marty O’Donnell, an autographed copy of “All Over the Place” by Frank Caliendo.  The drawing will be held Wednesday, May 1st and winners notified by email.

4. Your donation is tax-deductible. We are committed to financial transparency. You can see our financial statements and other documents online by searching Guidestar for Foster Kinship.

5. Most importantly, your donation goes directly to our mission: Helping Foster Kinship “Help Keep Home in the Family” for some of our most vulnerable children. Because Foster Kinship does not have any paid staff, 100% of your donation goes towards funding the programs for the families we serve.

Please mark your calendar today to donate $10 or more online to Foster Kinship on April 25th. You can even log on today and schedule your donation for the 25th!  Just look for Foster Kinship on the Nevada’s Big Give website and click on the drop-down menu in the “Donate” Box. Select “On a Giving Day”, and your donation will be processed on April 25th!

How to Support Foster Kinship:

  1. Donate $10 or more on April 25th or by scheduling your donation for “On Giving Day” by going to the following page: http://nvbiggive.razoo.com/story/Fosterkinship
  2. Please share this information with people you believe would connect with our mission.
  3. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FosterKinship
  4. Watch and share coverage of our work here: or http://www.fosterkinship.org/aboutkinship/in-the-news/
  5. If you are local, contact Ali@fosterkinship.org to volunteer to help out at an event, plan a local fundraiser or to donate some gently used clothing or children’s necessities.

Alison Caliendo Las Vegas Review JournalThank you for your support. It means so much to me and together we can do so much more to strengthen families.

Alison Caliendo, M.A.
Executive Director, Foster Kinship
P: (702) KIN-9988 | E: ali@fosterkinship.org
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