Foster heros: the Pioneer Valley Weavers at WEBS in Northampton, MA!

The Pioneer Valley Weavers presented Noryn 12 beautiful woven blankets for the kids in care. Also included: 11 knitted and crocheted blankets donated by the drop-in knitting group at WEBS in Northampton, MA.  The blankets will be given to kids when they come into foster care and to kids who are being adopted from foster care. […]

Foster hero: Kathy Harrison

Kathy Harrison: fostering their full potential… Kathy Harrison has been a full-time foster parent for more than twenty years. A foster mother to over 150 children, she has written two critically-acclaimed books about her experiences. Another Place at the Table and One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost Then Found tell of her experiences on the […]

Support group

A social worker organized group gatherings for children in care to engage in team building activities and share experiences with other children in care. HelpOurKids provided materials and snacks for the group gatherings.

Spending money

A 17 year-old recently enrolled in new high school as a result of her foster care placement.  She was going on the annual high school band trip and didn’t have any spending money like the rest of her peers.  HelpOurKids raised some spending money to provide her for the trip.

Football cleats and equipment

A high school senior playing in his senior year needed receiver gloves and a new pair of cleats in his size.  Another high school junior trying out for the football team needed cleats and other equipment.  We helped fulfill this request quickly for these two young men.

Clothes for graduation

A young man in foster care–the first in his family to be graduating from high school–needed pants and a shirt to wear for graduation.  HelpOurKids fulfilled his request.

Supplies for new baby

A teenage mother and her five-month-old son in foster care were without a bed for the baby to sleep in.  HelpOurKids helped to provide the mother with a crib, mattress, and new bedding for the baby.

Music lessons

We have partnered with the Community Music School of Springfield to enroll children in voice, piano, violin, and clarinet lessons.

Black college tour

An 18-year-old young lady in foster care was qualified academically to continue onto college after high school graduation. Enrolling in the tour enabled her to visit colleges out of state to assist with making college application decisions.

Taekwondo summer program

A 7-year-old boy with a history of neglect and abuse had been in foster care for a while with several different placements due to his diagnoses. His current foster parent enrolled him in a Taekwondo program where he is learning physical, social, and behavioral skills. Since starting the program, the child has been the most […]