Delivering Help and Hope Right To Your Door
Delivering Essential Items to Children Impacted by the Child Welfare System
Our main program delivers items to foster, kinship, and biological families with an open child welfare case right to their door within 48 hours after a referral is made. Our goal in delivering these items is to ease the burden of the family who is stepping up to care for these vulnerable and hurting children. We strive to provide the highest quality items to children, making sure they are feeling loved and worthy with every single delivery.
Delivering Support to Aged Out Youth and Youth in Group Homes
This program strives to bridge the gap between youth that have aged out as well as youth in group homes and individuals who want to support them. Many times these aged out youth, and youth in group homes, move into new apartments or homes and have nothing. With no family to support them in becoming an adult, we pair these youth with a volunteer who takes them shopping and teaches them life skills such as how to budget and plan accordingly for their needs. The Hands and Feet provides a gift card to give the youth funds in purchasing these items. Through shopping we encourage our volunteers to get to know these youth and form a bond and connection with them that will not just last that one day but a lifetime.
Delivering Thanks to Child Welfare Workers
This program honors child welfare employees by highlighting a different department each month, within each of our geographical areas. Our directors meet with the department of their choosing, introducing Hands and Feet to that department. We give a small token of appreciation to each member of the team in the way of a gift card or sweet treat as our way of saying thank you. We then do a spotlight of that department on all social media, educating the public on all the ways that particular department works within the child welfare system.