Annual event recognizes foster parents, encourages foster parent recruitment
More than 100 foster parents will be watching November 25th, 2016 as the Kingston Frontenacs take on the Sarnia Sting at the K-Rock Centre. It’s the second annual Foster Parent Night at the Frontenacs – a special event to recognize
the work of foster families and to recruit urgently needed new foster families.
The event, sponsored by Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, will involve more than 400 of the Children’s Aid Society’s foster parents, staff, volunteers, community leaders and kids in care.
“Kingston is a hockey town. What better place to celebrate the outstanding work of our foster parents and start looking for new foster homes for teens than at a Kingston Frontenacs game?” said Steve Woodman, Executive Director
of Family and Children’s Services.
Foster Parent Night will see a number of recruitment activities. A foster family will drop the ceremonial puck before the game starts. Proceeds from various activities will also go towards the Tree of Hope, Family and Children’s Services annual Christmas appeal.
“We are urgently looking for new foster homes. We specifically need foster homes for teens,” said Woodman. “Fostering is not for everyone, but it’s one of the best ways to help children in need. We’re encouraging anyone
who’s interested in fostering to come to Foster Parent Night November 25 to learn more.”
Information about fostering and adoption are available online at BeTheHelpKidsNeed.ca or by calling (613) 545-3227.
Tickets for the game can be purchased at the Kingston Frontenacs website at kingstonfrontenacs.com or at Ticketmaster.
Release source: Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington | Photo: Kingston Frontenacs