Kick off a month long drive at the information session on April 12
Participants enter a raffle to win I-Tunes Gift Card,
Dinner for two at Mambo Grill,
or two great tickets to see Pearl Jam in their sold-out Boston concert on May 17
The FOURTH Annual UMass Lowell Foster Care Awareness Campaign
will kick off on
Monday, April 12
in Room 222, O’Leary Library,
61 Wilder St. on the UMass Lowell South Campus.
We will engage in a month long shoe drive
and hold a closing ceremony on May 12 as part of
National Foster Care Month.
Join us on April 12 to hear panelists from the UMass Lowell Department of Psychology, Casey Family Services , and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to learn more about the children and teens in foster care, how the system works, and career paths in child welfare.
In 2007 we had a shirt display. We collected over 100 pair of new shoes in 2008 and 2009. Again this year, we are collecting new shoes, each pair to represent a number of children in foster care in Massachusetts. At the end of the event we will donate the shoes we have collected to child welfare agencies involved in the foster care system for distribution to children in care. Our goal is to acquire a pair of new shoes for each child in foster care in Massachusetts--that's over 8000 pair of shoes!
How close can YOU get us to our goal??
All events are free and open to the public.
Click here for information on The 2007 Annual UML Foster Care Awareness Day
Click here to see a feature article in the Lowell Sun on the 2008 Annual Foster Care Awareness Day
We are grateful to the following donors for their generous support:
The Mambo Grill
Vandenberg Communications for Pearl Jam
And at UMass Lowell
Commonwealth Honors Program
Community Health and Sustainability
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Dean of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Dean of Student's Office