This Thanksgiving, we’re honoring our dedicated and passionate full-time Foster Parents. Their commitment to loving, caring for, and helping youth in foster care at SOS Illinois continues to make a huge impact on the children in our Villages and beyond. Join us this season in thanking these magnificent individuals. Here are four, simple ways you can thank a Foster Parent this Thanksgiving:
Thank a Foster Parent by Donating Family-Friendly Gift Cards to SOS Illinois
Our Foster Parents work full-time, around-the-clock to provide youth in foster care the stable, loving home environment they need to grow and succeed. This Thanksgiving, you can help our Foster Parents take some time out for soaking up the fun with the children in their care.
Give our Foster Parents a day of enjoyment with the youth in their care by donating gift cards to local movie theaters, indoor mini-golf centers, arcades, and so much more. Our Foster Parents also appreciate restaurant gift cards so that they can take a night off of making dinner and enjoy a special evening out as a family.
You can double your support this year by donating a gift care in honor of both Thanksgiving and our Holiday Giving Program. Learn more about how today.
You can mail your gift card or annual pass donations to:
SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
216 W Jackson Blvd., Suite 925
Chicago, IL 60606
Thank a Foster Parent by Making a Gift to SOS Illinois
Our Foster Parents at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois are able to do their very best job because of the wonderful contributions from people like you. From working alongside our Care Teams for case management and clinical support, to meeting with school personnel for parent-teacher meetings and IEPs, to building holiday traditions for the children in their homes, the incredible work of our Foster Parents wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our donors.
Additionally, we have numerous services and programs specifically designed to give children in foster care the best possible chance at a successful, happy, and productive life. By supporting our programs and services, you allow us to continue to provide on-going training and resources directly to our Foster Parents, updates to the facilities and homes, and more.
Thank a Foster Parent by Hosting a Wellness Day
Our Foster Parents at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois gladly devote their time to making a positive difference in the lives of youth in foster care. In many ways, their responsibilities to the children in their care are far more involved than in a typical household, but they give of themselves whole-heartedly, unafraid of the challenging work.
This Thanksgiving, you can thank a Foster Parent and all that they do by giving them the gift of self-care. Whether offering spa services, yoga classes, kickboxing, a painting class, or other on-site programs, offering a workshop for our Foster Parents to unwind or rejuvenate is an exciting way for our Foster Parents to know that our larger communities are grateful for their care of children. These types of programs are always popular in our Villages, and we’re always looking to make new partners willing to show gratitude to our Foster Parents in this way.
If you or your company are interested in thanking our Foster Parents by hosting a Wellness Day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Thank a Foster Parent by Sharing Our Story with Others
At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, our mission is simple: we build Villages that unite brothers and sisters in foster care, surround them with a community of hope, and help them grow into caring and productive adults.
Our model of care allows siblings to remain together in a single-family home, rather than be separated across different communities, cities or states. Our on-site clinical staff and full-time Foster Parents are solely dedicated to helping the children in our care heal and renew their hope in order to create better futures for themselves. Paired with our College Bound and Beyond program, our Foster Parents have helped SOS Illinois maintain a 100% high school graduation rate for the youth in our care. These are just a few of the ways our mission is transforming lives in a positive way, and we need you to help us spread our mission.
When you share the story of SOS Illinois, you’re helping ensure that the work of our Foster Parents does not go unnoticed. By getting your friends and family involved with our community, we are able to spread awareness of our unique model of care and gain a greater understanding of the incredible work of our community of caregivers.
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