This Foster Care Awareness Month, Samaritas, one of Michigan's best-known foster care agencies, is asking experiencedteens are a blast flyer foster parents to share the good news about the joys of being a foster parent!

There are thousands of reasons why caring individuals should foster one of the 10,000 foster children in Michigan's system, but throughout May, we'll list 90 of our top reasons why should consider fostering with us.

We also have some fun activities planned to help you demonstrate your support for the kiddos in our care while having fun with your friends, families, or co-workers.  Download this flyer to share with others. 

Samaritas is one of the best agencies to work with if you're considering being a foster parent. We'll help you at every step of the process until the foster child is ready to be reunited with their birth parents after their family's conflicts are resolved. We encourage anyone passionate about helping kids to speak with one of our friendly and helpful staffers to schedule an orientation.orientation schedule button

Call our team at (833) 605-HOPE (4673) to learn about the process. We can't wait to speak to you!

Tlgbtq town hall bannerhe Michigan Department of Health & Human ServicesQR code for town hall (MDHHS) and Samaritas are co-hosting a free virtual town hall on May 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to raise awareness of the challenges foster kids who identify as LGBTQ+ are facing.

During this live event we’ll discuss the new statewide programs designed to help them.

Download and share this Foster Care Town Hall flyer with others. We encourage you to register at samaritas.co/FosterCareDiscussion to participate. 

Donated funds help Samaritas recruit more caseworkers and resources to nurture the well-being of the kids and support the families we work with.

 

In celebration of Foster Care Awareness Month, Samaritas is launching the "Step Up Challenge a fitness challenge to encourage people to take 90,000 steps during the month of May to help raise awareness of foster care.

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Whether walking on a treadmill, trail, or sidewalk it all counts! Don’t forget tosnap a photo and tag Samaritas Foster Care on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ImSteppingUp4Kids or #SteppingUp4Kids to earn bragging rights and shout outs from us.

 

In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, one lucky family will get an all expense paid "Splashtastic" stay at Zehnder's Splash Village to the winner of our Foster Care Journey Story contest. This family-friendly staycation, three-day two-night stay at Zehnder's Splash Village in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Vote for the Best Story by Monday, May 27!
Five families are in the running to win this prize. Check out their stories and vote for the one that moves you, that speaks to humanity or best sums up the foster care experience. The story with the most engagement will when the top prize. 
 

Shop for good in-store and enjoy the giveback party! 20% of all proceeds go directly back to Samaritas! Enjoy Sips, Sweets, and custom jewelry!

Can't make it in the store?
Use the virtual code "GIVEBACK-GARQJ" to shop for good online!
*code active from 5/18-5/19*

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See how YOU can help the 10,000 foster kids in Michigan get the quality care and loving support they deserve.