Sponsor a local Foster Child's birthday

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Since: Jul 09

Charlotte, NC

#1 Jul 11, 2009
Times are tough all the way around, but let's face it; most of us can consider ourselves lucky, even now. We can look around at our lives and know that, when all else fails, we have our family. But in Union County there are hundreds of foster children who can't say the same.

Most of the time local, state and federal monies are used to support these children's needs, but in this economy, where programs and even school budgets are being slashed, the 'extras' like birthdays, are falling by the wayside.

These children are already victims of one sort or another, and it makes no sense that they should suffer further by being denied the simple joy of a birthday gift. But you can help avoid that heartbreak for a child with a birthday sponsorship donation as small as $30.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child (or 2 or 3) you can mail a check to The Union County Department of Social Services for $30, or contact Gloria Haney.

The checks can be mailed to DSS at P. O. Box 489, Monroe , NC 28111. Don't forget to note that the money you send is intended to provide under-served children with a birthday gift.
pickledbrain

Saint Cloud, FL

#2 Jul 12, 2009
I know they have this program for sure in many places. BUT, before anyone does send any money here or ANYWHERE from an address online like this. Do your homework first and make sure that is a legal address to this DSS office, or any other place they are asking money for.
With that said, it is a GREAT program and I have sent presents for Christmas to some of the kids, but, to be on the safe, check the addresses first.

Since: Jul 09

Charlotte, NC

#3 Jul 16, 2009
An excellent point pickled brain - and I'll make it easy :) You can visit the NC dept of human services website's "Local County Directory" page at

http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/local/dir_uni...

or the Union County Dept of Soc Services page at

http://www.co.union.nc.us/HumanServices/Socia...

and verify that this is the PO Box listed for the Union County Dept of Soc. Services.

I hope that verifying the information will encourage many people to support this wonderful program!

By the way - you can find out more about these sorts of programs, events, and Union County info by signing up for The Union Update at
http://www.co.union.nc.us/Government/PublicIn...

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