IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF MIXED ROOTS FOUNDATION, HOLLY CHOON HYANG BACHMAN
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Did you know that there are over 500,000 kids in the Foster Care system across the country???
Through the amazing collaborative efforts of Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire and his Music is Unity Foundation and Korean Adoptee, Founder and President, Holly Choon Hyang Bachman of Mixed Roots Foundation along with our valued Sponsors, Donors, Partners and benefiting Community Partners, we officially kicked off on May 1st as well as joined the #GivingTuesdayNow global campaign that took place on May 5th where we invited all of you to Take the #FosterChallenge that will continue now through June 30, 2020. Throughout the month of May that is recognized as National Foster Care Month and now June, we will continue to raise awareness and funds for our Foster Youth in need.
As the global pandemic of the #Coronavirus (#COVID19) continues that has forced the closing of many colleges, universities and schools across the country, many foster youth still may not have homes or families to go to or have enough food to eat.
"With the Los Angeles County having the largest population of foster youth in the country, The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (LADCFS) ensures the safety of more than two million children across our diverse county. Currently, our department provides services to 34,000 children and youth, half of whom are in foster care. Through the works of Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire and his Music is Unity Foundation and the Mixed Roots Foundation, They have always given generously and have demonstrated such passion for providing foster youth memorable experiences,” Ginger Pryor, Chief Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, said. “And even in these changing times, when everyone is sheltering at home and schools are closed, the special collaboration of these wonderful organizations continues to invest in our youth and bring attention to the needs of children in foster care.”
Please consider Taking the #FosterChallenge by Donating and Sharing our newly established #FosterChallenge Emergency Fund that will provide critical funding that will cover costs for meals/food, housing, computer/technological support, transportation, childcare, healthcare/medical, and educational needs.
Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 and will be distributed across the country to Foster Youth in need and our Community Partners that serve them - All whom have been hit the hardest by this devastating virus. Funds will be distributed in the first week of July 2020.
Thank you for all of your support and participation during these very difficult times - #We CanDoThis!!
To learn more or Become a Donor, Sponsor or Partner or assist with media coverage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
#TAKE THE #FOSTERCHALLENGE - #DONATETODAY
#MAKE A DIFFERENCE #STAYSAFE #STAYHEALTHY