The photos above show the wonderful selection of quilts from which Tina and Shelly chose. Thanks to our blanket angels! Video below.
On May 6, Tina Green and her colleague Shelly, Montgomery County WWK (Wendy’s Wonderful Kids) recruiters, visited our Blanket Workshop to pick out some of the larger youth blankets for the youth in foster youth attending their camp. They talk with MVOB founder, Jessica Rudolph, below.
Tina told us in more detail about who will attend the WWK camp, what they will be doing and how our work will make such a beautiful impact in the lives of children in foster care!
"We have four Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruiters in Montgomery County. We take 14 youth from our caseloads that we feel need to prepare for adoption or permanency. Our youth are ages 12 to 17 years. We attend Camp Joy for 4 nights/5 days.
The youth attend adoption readiness class where we talk about past trauma, fears of adoption, the adoption process and goals for their future. Many of our youth have many different feelings regarding adoption and do not know the whole process. Along with getting information, our youth meet new friends who are in the same situation and have the camp experience.
Many times our youth do not come to camp with blankets or pillows even though their caregivers were told to pack them. We truly appreciate your help in providing blankets to our youth.”
A BIG Thank You to Generations Performing Arts Center in Westerville for supporting MVOB again this year with your donation of 260 blankets!
This is their 7th annual blanket drive and their biggest-ever donation. It's a big boost to help us reach our goal to give LOVE to 20,000 kids and youth in foster care this year!!!
The Westerville Bike Club came into the MVOB workshop on April 18 for a Blanket Making Event, sponsoring and making 17 blankets...getting us closer to our blanket giving goal!
They also made a donation of $500 to help us continue our mission and ministry to children in foster care!
Many thanks to these wonderful supporters.