Foster care is all over the news in Massachusetts. Story after story has lots of people wanting to help. But they’re not sure how. For many, becoming a foster parent is not a possibility – sometimes not now, maybe not ever. That’s okay. And it doesn’t mean you can’t help.
There are many great organizations in Massachusetts working to make life better for foster children, and they all rely on volunteers to help deliver kindness, stability, support and safety.
A great example is CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for foster kids in front of judges who make decisions about children’s living situations. CASA is a national program, with local affiliates in most states.
Another group helping foster kids is Together We Rise. Founded by college students, it hosts events and raises money for many different projects, such as providing duffel bags and donating bikes to foster kids, funding trips where siblings are reunited at Disneyworld, and even offering college scholarships.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of many of these organizations, and Plummer Foster Care as well as Plummer’s Group Home, also benefit from volunteer efforts. Our dedicated supporters give as they can, whether that means dropping off boxes of favorite kids’ cereals a few times a year, baking pies for Thanksgiving, making birthday cakes, raking leaves in the fall, planting flowers in the spring, or staffing tables with information about Plummer Foster Care at various events in the region.
Even if you can’t be foster parent, perhaps you have a special talent or skill you can share. Are you good at math? Music? Reading? Can you spare a little extra time to pick up groceries? Give a kid a ride? If you, like many people, want to help, please let us know! There are so many children who can benefit from your generosity.
Call Plummer Foster Care at 978-955-9555 today!
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