Foster the Movement

Donate and be part of the village as we work to strengthen Charlotte’s foster care community.

$65,576

689 supporters

$60,000 goal

Team Member

TRACI PRILLAMAN

$4,950

by 23 supporters

$2,500 goal

When our family began our foster care journey we knew we could not physically prepare for all of the different scenarios that we might experience given that we were open to accept kids from birth to middle school aged.  What we did not expect was a middle of the night phone call asking us to take in a sibling set of three, ages 4 months to 4 years.  These little loves came with no more than the clothes on their backs, a handful of diapers, a small amount of formula and one bottle.    It was also April in NC, which meant you may need shorts one day and a coat the next.  The next 72 hours were a blur.  We were trying to focus on the emotional well being of three little ones but a lot of our energy had to go towards finding them clothing, shoes, and other essentials to care for their physical needs.  I was blessed by family and friends who stepped in to help but it was hard!!  Fast forward many years and several children later and I realized that not everyone providing foster care had the support that I had.  I have since partnered with two non-profits who work hard to walk along side families as a support system.  For Foster Village Charlotte, the first step is providing emergency placements with all of the essentials they need to get their child settled into their home.  Clothing, PJs, socks, underwear, diapers, wipes, bottles, blankets, lovies, books, hygiene items, etc.  

I have the honor of packing most of the bags and every one is packed with love and a quiet prayer over the child who will receive it.  As I pack each blanket,  each book, each pair of pajamas I think of my first placement and how that gift the first day would have made for a more focused experience on the child and a less chaotic entry into foster care for our family.   Each pack and everything in it is my why.   For many children, this new bag and its contents are all they own.  Vulnerable children in our community deserve the dignity they feel when they are shown that they are loved and valued.    

I am grateful for your support as we all grow the village together and walk alongside the families that are stepping up to care for the children in foster care.

Team Members

TRACI

$4,950

23 supporters

Elizabeth

$4,175

19 supporters

Mary & Katie

$2,875

23 supporters

Mary Beth

$2,008

29 supporters

Hannah

$2,350

22 supporters

Dana

$1,441

26 supporters

Brittany

$1,336

27 supporters

Kristen

$2,210

16 supporters

Julie

$2,035

17 supporters

Andrea

$1,770

18 supporters

Hannah

$1,200

22 supporters

Monica

$1,250

21 supporters

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HELP US STRENGTHEN CHARLOTTE’S FOSTER CARE COMMUNITY
Foster families are all around you. They are regular people who are shifting their entire lives to say yes to children, doing all the things we do and adding in court hearings, visits, training, and giving love young hearts who have known trauma and neglect. These families are doing the work, and they cannot do it alone. Foster Village Charlotte is in their corner, fighting for their voices and meeting their needs. We know that without supported foster parents, there won’t be enough safe and loving homes for children who desperately need them. Help us to support these families: the front lines of foster care.

Join us as we create strong community beyond the foster care system. If every person raises:

$600 | Equip
Provide individualized support for families
Hire a highly skilled Caregiver Support Coordinator

$700 | Connect
Build our Village Guides program
Mentor new and struggling families directly

$800 | Advocate
Enable Foster Village to be the voice of foster families
Focus on change in the system to better serve foster children
Get ahead of foster care burnout

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