By Julia Eldred, Media & Communications Assistant
In our home of Virginia, there are over 4,000 kids in foster care and over 850 that are seeking permanent, loving homes. Placed in foster care due to no fault of their own for reasons of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, foster youth need the community’s support! If waiting kids don’t find forever families, they risk aging out of the system, which may lead to homelessness, joblessness, and incarceration among other hardships.
With Care Advantage’s help, Connecting Hearts is hosting many events across the state in order to bring awareness to the kids who need our help. Connecting Hearts is collaborating with foster care and adoption professionals in order to provide support where it is most needed including photoshoots for adoptable kids, toiletry drives, and other programs. We lend our pink hearts in the hopes of making a difference in the lives of kids looking for their forever families.
To support its much needed mission, Connecting Hearts is hosting a golf tournament here in Richmond. We tee off on October 12th at Hermitage Country Club. Along with business and community leaders, we will have foster care youth in attendance to play with teams and to volunteer. A team is only $800 and includes lunch, drinks, play for 4 people, and a BBQ awards ceremony post play. (If you don’t want to put a team together, individual players can join us for $200!) Special speakers will include Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney along with our very own Debbie Johnston! Please note: If the date doesn’t work for you or you can’t find four players, you may donate a team or spot to foster youth who would love to play!
We urge you to join us in a fun day of golf to spread awareness about adoption and foster care needs in Virginia! Here at Care Advantage, we are practicing our swings to prepare for the tournament!! Do you think you can take us on?? We challenge you to compete in our First Annual Connecting Hearts Golf Tournament!!
Contact Connecting Hearts Executive Director Ericca Facetti at 804-308-5946 or efacetti@ConnectingHeartsVA.org to sign up a team today!
Learn more about our involvement in Connecting Hearts here.