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Paul A Kiewiet MAS+
Michigan Promotional Professionals Association

Friends For Children in Foster Care

A child in foster care has already had so many assaults on their dignity and self-worth. When a child is forced to move to another home, it's often fast. The child is given two black trash bags to pack up all of the treasured possessions. We would like your help to provide appropriate luggage and duffels and just a little more dignity to these kids

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Bags Full of Hope

  • When most children enter foster care, they are given two trash bags to move everything they own. It is horrific enough that a child has been abused or neglected, but then to have all of his/her belongings placed into a trash bags places a feeling of worthlessness on the child. It makes him/her feel like garbage. We would like to bring just a little big of dignity to their lives. Working with Bethany Christian Services, we can provide large duffels and gently used luggage to foster kids around the state. We're guessing that you probably have a closet, basement or attic with unused luggage that would mean a lot to these kids. If you're coming to the Michigan Leadership Conference, please bring luggage that you can donate to our cause. (We'll have some trash bags for you if you want to leave the ones you bring with you). Several supplier partners including BicGraphic, Gemline and Alphabroder/Prime are also donating large duffels for our cause. Not attending? Bring them to the next MiPPA event.

More Ways to Help

  • Social Services does not pay for children in foster care to attend school field trips or other pay-to-play school activities. Yet another indignity for these kids is to miss out on the extra fun and activities their classmates enjoy. Working with Bethany Services, we're raising money so children in foster care can join their classmates on field trips. We hope you'll consider a cash donation. Note: Donations made through the PayPal or Credit Card link on this page are processed through MiPPA which is not a 501(c)3 charity and so your deduction is not tax deductible. If you need the deduction, please donate directly to Bethany at www.bethany.org or by writing your check payable to Bethany. Two ways to bring love and dignity to kids who need it... 1) Donate new or used luggage so they don't need to put the entire world into trash bags. 2) Make a cash contribution for our fundraiser to provide school field trips and activities for foster kids.

Care For Foster Kids

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School Activities Fund

Your cash contribution (in increments of $20 so order 5 to donate $100) will be presented to Bethany Christian Services who provides care for foster kids throughout Michigan. The money will be used to pay for school field trips and other cash-based school activities that foster kids often miss out on since they are not covered by Social Services.

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  • Please make check payable to:
    c/o MiPPA
    PO Box 151520
    Grand Rapids, MI 49515-1520

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