We’re going to Disneyland! Together with 200 foster children who will be reunited with their siblings. All thanks to a great organization called Together We Rise, a unique not-for-profit founded by a brave college student by the name of Danny Mendoza.
He told us that when children enter foster care, they aren’t necessarily guaranteed a place in the same home as their siblings. Danny’s own experience with his 9-year-old cousin taught him how easy it is to lose track of your own family. His cousin was living in a car and later placed into foster care, before Danny was able to track him down. He said,
“Sometimes a foster family is approved to care for only a certain number of children. As a result, social workers may have to split up siblings. We’ve been working with agencies and social workers to coordinate the reunion of siblings who are currently in foster care.”
More than 500,000 children in America are living in foster care. This trip to Disneyland is one way they can have some fun and enjoy just being kids together with their siblings.
This year, Fitmark will be donating more than 500 backpacks through our 1 For 100 Program. Each bag will be stuffed full of goodies thanks to the generous donations of sponsors. It all takes place on September 20th at Disneyland in California. We hope to see you down there, as we’ll be volunteering at the event. Can’t wait to see all those smiling, excited faces!
If you want to learn more about Together We Rise, please visit their website.
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The Fitmark Team