When I think about how many children in Wake County need a volunteer advocate, it feels overwhelming. But when I think of just one child and just one act of kindness having a lifetime impact, it seems easy.
For that reason, our volunteer board for The Friends of Wake County Guardian ad LItem Program has created 10 easy ways you can help a foster child.
The joy on a child's face when he knows you are in his corner is priceless.
1. Eat a taco at NC. State Theta's Taco Tuesday event on Nov. 18 from 5:30 to 8:30.
2. Book a fashion trunk show with Kate Hinkle 11/17-21 in Raleigh.
3. Bring a toy to Tyler's Tap Room in Apex, 11/19-12/3.
4. When you drop off a toy, enjoy a White Street Kolsch beer with $1 from every sale benefiting foster children.
5. Come to Tyler's Tap Room in Apex on 11/21 (Friday) for pint night. 100% of the proceeds from purchases of White Street Brewing Company's Gingerbread Stout bought as a pint (when you buy the beer, you keep the glass) goes to foster children.
6. Use AmazonSmile when you purchase holiday gifts, and 5% of all purchases go towards foster children.
7. Donate through YouCare site. Fastest way to give money to help a foster child.
8. Use PayPal to send in a donation.
9. Mail a check payable to Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program to P.O. Box 4941, Cary, N.C. 27519.
10. Start off the new year by learning about volunteer opportunities including board member positions - WE NEED A TREASURER, great training available - and mentor/tutoring options. January 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at N.C. Judicial Center, 901 Corporate Center Drive in Raleigh.
Donations are tax-deductible.
Got other ideas? We'd love to hear from you! email: info@friendsofWakeGAL.org
Phone: 919-885-KIDS (5437)
Social Media outreach. Please “like” our page on facebook, “follow” us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State
Liza is the Faith Filter columnist for the Cary News. Her stories of faith and lives changed by trusting in God are published about four times a year.