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Cake, Balloons, Ipads, Bicycles, & TWR Interns - Foster Care

Author: Delia Hernandez
Date: September 8, 2013

Foster care bicycles free

What’s the coolest gadget you can gift to an 18 year old who is doing well in school? With a tip from a special Social Worker a local foster youth was granted a few birthday wishes. Our staff at Together We Rise went incognito and investigated a 18-year-old foster youth who had already picked out the perfect gift; a blue and teal bicycle.

Our interns scouted for the bike to surprise her for her birthday. But is that really the coolest gadget you give to a young adult that’s planning to go to college? To add to the surprise, Together We Rise used its resources to give her a brand new Ipad! Imagine how happy this new young adult felt and how the surprise helped assuage the anxiety felt by having the new responsibility of finding a new living situation. No worries she shared her delicious cake and ice cream with us! 

Our foster care system typically grants $500 dollars to children who have recently turned 18 and oftentimes they have to figure out their living situation on their own. This transition into adulthood can prove daunting but thanks to your contributions, along with TWR's passionate interns, TWR helped brighten another foster child’s day.

" I just want people to believe in me and support me, thats all I ask " - 18 year old foster youth