Free Mother’s Day Gifts in Placer County
Carter’s Children’s Wear for Babies and Little Girls from KidsFirst and iFoster
Roseville, Ca – May 12, 2012 – As part of a national donation of more than 15,000 articles of baby and little girls’ clothing, Carter’s Children’s Wear has teamed up with iFoster to donate dresses, rompers and jumpsuits to mothers and caregivers working with KidsFirst in Placer County.
Just before Mother’s Day, Woodridge Park was a buzz with happy babies, beautiful children and smiling mothers and caregivers as nearly 100 families arrived this morning to pick-up clothing for their infants, toddlers and little girls. Carter’s Children’s Wear has asked iFoster to assist them in giving clothing to vulnerable children across the country with donations starting in Placer County. KidsFirst has reached out to the families they serve, families served by partnering agencies, as well as those that qualify for services within the county. Everyone pre-ordered their clothing earlier in the week.
“iFoster was created to support the heroic caregivers who raising our country’s most vulnerable children. In partnership with Kids In Distressed Situations and Carter’s clothing, iFoster is thrilled to be able to recognize our wonderful foster moms on Mother’s Day,” said Serita Cox, iFoster’s Executive Director.
“KidsFirst is honored to receive the donation of beautiful Carter’s children’s wear for babies and little girls in Placer County. We would like to extend our appreciation to iFoster and Carter’s Children’s Wear for teaming up to make these gifts possible in celebration of Mother’s Day and families. Kids First has a longstanding commitment in advocating for children, youth and parents, and providing them with the tools they need to thrive through our Family Resource Center,” said Lisa Velarde, KidsFirst’s Executive Director.
KidsFirst, a family resource center serving Placer County children and families, has offices in Auburn, Citrus Heights and Roseville. Their mission is to end child abuse and neglect. Through innovative programs and services, KidsFirst keeps kids safe. A sampling of the services include, counseling for children and families, healing therapy for child victims of abuse and neglect, enrollment of children in low/no-cost health insurance, support for caregivers, parental education, training and coaching and access to countless other community resources. Visit www.kidsfirstnow.org for more information.
iFoster is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-changing resources that aid vulnerable children and youth. iFoster programs are free and can be found at www.ifoster.org to members of the foster, adoptive and kinship communities; youth who have emancipated out of the system; the organizations that support them; and students eligible for free and reduced lunch. iFoster provides technology support and offers members over 100,000 independent discount opportunities at retailers nationwide, saving the average family nearly $4,500 a year. The iFoster community directly supports more than 1 million vulnerable children nationwide and is growing by over 100,000 supported children each month.
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