Foster Child Gift Drive.

Good morning, Parents.

We plan to promote the Foster Child Give Drive described below to our students through our Key Club (our service club) and the via that Flying Dutch Media school announcements.  I wanted to share it with parents as well as a way of encouraging you to participate with your high school aged children in giving a gift to a child in foster care.  It would be wonderful if many of our parents would take their high school students shopping to participate in supporting this effort. 
We will also be continuing our Holiday bake sale and candy cane drive in the HS library.  Many years ago, Lynda Garbe started this tradition and over the years the proceeds have gone toward brightening the holiday season for many local families.  Last year, $2000 was given to local families as a result of the bake sale and candy cane drive.   

Foster Child Gift Drive

My family and I would like your help in making the Holiday Season a bit brighter for the children in our local foster care system by participating with us in a toy drive.

Every year almost 8000 children get placed in foster care here in Wisconsin.  Many of those children, through no fault of their own, don’t get to experience a Christmas filled with love, joy, and peace.  Instead they are facing rejection, sadness and uncertainty.  They are left wondering “What’s wrong with me?” “Why doesn’t anyone want me?” and “What did I do to cause this?”

While we realize that a simple toy isn’t much, it is something.  To some of these children it might be the only thing anyone gives them for Christmas.  It’s our hope that we can help them feel wanted and loved, and to let them know that there are people who care about them.

We are collecting toy donations for children of all ages and with the help of Social Services will be distributing the gifts to local children.  If you would like to help, please send the unwrapped gift(s) to school with your child labeled “Foster Care Gift Drive” or you can drop them off at the donation box located next to the Elementary, Middle and High School Offices.

Gift drive will run Nov. 19th – Dec. 14th.

Thanks for your generosity,

Sara & Jeff DeBlaey

( and family: Jay, Kelsey, Jakari, Henry &  Molly)