Our local charity for our "Spread the Word" Referral Campaign has been Hand in Hand. In addition we have our annual Essentials Drive to help with the necessities of every child that enters Hand In Hand's Safe Place home. Our annual proceeds go to helping these emergency placed children that are removed from their homes in crisis situations where there may be no immediate place for them to stay.
Did you know?
Approximately 6,000 children enter foster care in Washington each year. Yet Washington has only 5,100 active foster homes. More than 1/3 of children in Washington's foster care system become homeless after leaving their care. 1 in 8 Washingtonians live below poverty line and rely on food stamps. Currently 10,000 kids are living in foster care in Washington.
Hand In Hand Safe Place provides a short term haven for these children. It is a welcoming place for them to rest, play and be cared for while a more permanent accommodation is made. Our office also created an Amazon Wish List for those with time limitations that would still like to participate. Please help us stock their shelves with these much needed Essentials this holiday season!