12 Oct Foster Care Celebration
JLCM’s Annual Foster Care Celebration
Celebrating 54 Foster Children and 22 Foster Parents
There are more than 300 children in legal custody of the Cobb County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) between the ages of 0 and 18.
Temporary placement for these children is provided by 120 families who choose to foster children in their Cobb County homes.
Since 2011, the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM) has hosted a Foster Care Celebration to thank these families for their love and dedication to our community’s children. The 2019 event celebrated 54 foster children and 22 foster parents.
“We are so thankful to the families in Cobb County that open up their homes so that children can have a safe, happy and healthy place to live while they await being returned to birth parents or extended family members, or while waiting for placement with an adopted family,” said Katie Stieber, President, JLCM.
Support for this annual event in 2019 was provided by Cobb EMC, which covered the Cobb County Safety Village rental fees; Zaxby’s donated food for guests; JLCM member Linda Allen donated cookies and icing for a decorating activity with the children; JLMC member Kennedy Reese donated face paint; and Primrose School of Kennesaw North provided 200 books for the kids to choose from and take home.
“Without the support of these local restaurants, companies and organizations, we wouldn’t be able to celebrate such a wonderful event for these families,” Stieber added. “This is truly a community effort.”
The 2020 Foster Care Celebration is planned for March 14, 2020. To learn more and support this initiative, contact the JLCM Gives Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Junior League of Cobb-Marietta: Junior League of Cobb-Marietta, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Visit jlcm.org to learn more.