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Donations sought for foster youth graduation celebration
April 10, 2012
High school grad parties celebrate a critical achievement in life. For foster youth, a grad party means even more – they have overcome the odds.
That's the message behind the first annual Solano County Foster Youth Graduation Celebration being planned for June 26, 2012.
"It is going to be a celebration that acknowledges the perseverance of foster youth who have succeeded in school despite the frequent trials that many of them experience," said Linda Orrante, Solano County Health and Social Services Deputy Director.
In addition to the celebratory event, the planning committee’s goal is to provide each graduate with a $500 cash award to support them as they move forward toward more education and self-sufficiency.
To make that happen, community members are being asked to help provide funding for the event. In return for their generosity and donation, they will get their name or the name of their company or organization on promotional materials, including posters, banners, advertisements and programs.
“We are raising funds for this event to ensure each foster youth graduate is recognized for their determination and efforts in attaining their educational goals in 2012,” said Candy Pierce, Solano County Court Appointed Special Advocates executive director.
Checks should be made payable to “CASA of Solano County” and indicate “Graduation Party Fund” in the memo section. Mail checks to: CASA of Solano County, 600 Union Ave, #204, Fairfield 94533.
For more information, contact Kareena Blackmon, Child Welfare Services Foster Youth Advocate, at 784-8298 or email@example.com.