10th Anniversary 10-Day Challenge

Celebrating A Decade of Great Ideas!

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OCT
10

10th Anniversary 10-Day Challenge

Sunday 12:00 AM - Friday 11:55 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2021-10-10 00:00:00 2021-10-22 23:55:00 America/New_York 10th Anniversary 10-Day Challenge 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.

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/fgi4kids-10th

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.

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Day 1 Story: “Why I Started 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.”

Day 1 Raffle Giveaway: Sweet!


Day 2 Story: “Why I Love Moms Matter

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.”

Day 2 Raffle Giveaway: Upstate Family Fun Pack


Day 3 Story: “Why I Mentor”

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.”

Day 3 Raffle Giveaway: "I Am Here" Sculpture


Day 4 Story: “Why Sibling Relationships are so Important”

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.”

Day 4 Raffle Giveaway: Vroom!


Day 5 Story: “Why College Fellows is Important to Me”

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.”


Day 5 Raffle Giveaway: The Mountains Are Calling

WINNER UPDATE: The Barretts have decided to re-gift this win, in order to raise more for the cause... More details to follow!!!!!


Day 6 Story: “Why I Support Fostering Great Ideas”

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.”

Day 6 Raffle Giveaway: Smile!


Day 7 Story: “How Mentoring Changed My Life (and My Whole Family)”

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.”


Day 7 Raffle Giveaway: More Than a Frosty


Day 8 Story: “Why I Tutor”

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.”


Day 8 Raffle Giveaway: Stylin’ in the Office


Day 9 Story: “Why I Mentor”

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.”

Day 9 Raffle Giveaway: Life is Golf


Day 10 Story: “Why I’m Thankful for the Care2Foster Community”

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.”




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