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Kaley lindquist's Story
I’ve been a foster parent since 2017. What I enjoy most about caring for children is watching them discover who they are and what they love. Watching them grow and learn. My hope for the children and youth who experience foster care is that they know that they are loved, they are worthy, and they matter.
I've personally grown, and changed, and discovered so much about myself, my community, and the systems we have in place in our country. I've been inspired by the stories and the friendships developed. I've been challenged to see the world in new ways, to examine my pre-conceived ideas and beliefs. I am honored to know the children and the families and have continuing relationships with some of those who have lived in my home.
I enjoy working with Care2Foster because there is such a great need for more families to open their homes to vulnerable children and youth in our community - especially teens and sibling groups. Through Care2Foster, families can find support, encouragement, and community. We can also continue to learn and grow together. To advocate for change in the systems we work with.
I’m grateful for the comprehensive work of Fostering Great Ideas and I feel proud to be a partner.
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10th Anniversary 10-Day Challenge
Sunday 12:00 AM - Friday 11:55 PM EDT
This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/fgi4kids-10th
Help us reach our goal of $150,000 with your gift today. Beginning October 10th, we will have live drawings for raffle prizes and hear meaningful stories each day. Scroll down for more details and to view the winners! Thank you for supporting the life-changing work of Fostering Great Ideas.
David White, CEO & Founder of Fostering Great Ideas
“I knew all the stats, and they were abysmal... I knew our community could do significantly more for these particular children. In everything we do, we keep the child front and center.”
Marie, Moms Matter Participant
“It’s a safe place, it’s home… It doesn’t matter if it’s your first visit or your 50th visit - you’re going to leave feeling empowered.”
Lonnie Alverson, Mentor
“Everyone needs someone right there to let them know they’re loved, they’re cared for… [We are] the hands and feet to these children and teenagers… I hope this piece encourages you to extend a hand for these children to grab hold.”
Tori Shuler and Casandra Misner
“The hardest part of foster care is being separated from each other. [My sister] is my biggest protector, my greatest comfort…. Siblings are forever, and Sib-Link makes sure that siblings get to see each other.”
Sierra Burns, College Fellows Participant
“College Fellows gives us resources and support systems, and we desperately need that. The support we are granted and the opportunities given to us is amazing… They have helped me navigate college.”
WINNER UPDATE: The Barretts have decided to re-gift this win, in order to raise more for the cause... More details to follow!!!!!
Paul Gaeto, Mentor & Donor
“What I want most for kids in foster care is... normalcy, relationships, loving family, a role model, and educational support... I support Fostering Great Ideas because they provide all these things.”
Jessica Barley, Mentor & Adoptive Mom
“It all started with the small step of signing up for mentor training. Pretty quickly, our relationship became one of the most special parts of my life… My encouragement to you [is]… move, just take a small step, because you never know if that one step can change the life of someone else, or even your very own.”
Lesley Fonokalafi, Tutor
“I began tutoring as a way to give back… I want [these kids] to know there’s good in the world. It’s worth it when you see the light bulb go off. When you see a kid start to want to learn, that’s worth it.”
Aloysius Tank, Mentor
“These kids, they are not in their home with their families, and they need people who are just there for them. [My mentee] knows that I’ve got his back... When the crap hits the fan, I’m still going to be there for him.”
Sara Barr, Foster Parent & Care2Foster Community Member
“The hope that I have for children in my care is that I can love and care for them well enough to alter their trajectory for the rest of their lives.”