Cherokee County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
|Ways To Give|
There are numerous ways to support our children:
Pro bono may be the way to go
No matter what your interests are, there are volunteer activities that are right for you. Join us as we explore different kinds of volunteering -- and if you're intrigued, we'll tell you how to get involved.
Pro bono service is an activity most often associated with the legal profession. But whether you consider it fortunate or unfortunate, we're not all lawyers.
One thing that's definitely good news is that all of us can donate our time and business resources to help the causes we care about. Generally we hear about pro bono programs involving office-type resources that apply to the business needs of nonprofits, but pro bono work can also include carpentering, music-writing, art, animal husbandry…
For small business owners and employees, pro bono service programs have incredible potential to create significant and lasting impact. The work you, your business and your employees do can help a nonprofit become more efficient and effective in the long run.
Additionally, pro bono service can help your business by increasing employee engagement and creating strong community connections.
There are many opportunities for pro bono service like business counseling, home repair, cosmetology, auto repair, house cleaning, etc.
Remember that work doesn't have to be all about work – you can use your business resources to give back by going pro bono.
Special Funds Descriptions:
CCFAPA offers a number of special funds (Give Me A Break Program, Respite Program, Birthday Club) as an alternative to sponsorship or to supplement the sponsorship program. Contributions may be made to these funds in any amount and at any frequency. One hundred percent of all contributions are used for the children within our county and for the purpose designated.
Contributions to this fund are used to help the many children in care, to provide for special needs.
Sponsorship Assistance Fund
The assistance program allows the older ones that are aging out of foster care to start out on their own. We help them secure housing, employment and necessary health care services. Many foster children each year face this daunting task. The difficulty of achieving independence for the first time is often compounded by a history of abuse or neglect. Many children have experienced multiple placements in foster care, disrupting their physical, mental, educational and social growth. Unlike their non-foster peers, youth who age out of foster care frequently lack the support of a strong family network. These factors often mean that upon exiting care, many youth will struggle to meet their basic needs.
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