Funding Extra-curricular Activities for Children in Foster Care
One important means to achieve meaningful reductions in carbon emissions is government policy, yet there remains a critical lack of ‘political will’ for climate action.
Although the state of Washington provides some financial assistance to foster families, the small sum of money barely covers only basic necessities. Extracurricular activities are simply out of the question. A large majority of kids in foster care may have never had the opportunity to experience any type of educational, athletic, or social activity.
But Foster Hearts has set out to change the sad story for as many children as possible. Through our Fun 4 Fosters Program we pay for a wide variety of activities that the state does not pay for. Some examples of the activities or items that we can fund include:
- Music Lessons
- Athletic activities, including sports registration and equipment
- Classes or lessons for art, language, science, and other educational or recreational topics
- School/church field trips
- Summer camps
- School/social clubs or groups, such as Scouts, Brownies, 4H, etc.
- Zoo or Theme park admission
- Bicycles, scooters, skates, etc.
When you think back to your childhood, you may have special memories of spending time with friends, enjoying summertime adventures, and simply making the most of every moment. With your contribution, we can make sure that every child in foster care has the opportunity to do the same.