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South Portland, ME, Foster Care Recognition

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The South Portland, Maine Foster Care office will do something each week in May to show their appreciation for their many loyal foster parents:
Week 1 (May 4th through 8th), the staff will distribute handmade cards to all foster parents, each with a personal note of appreciation.
Week 2 (May 11th through 15th), the children will make gifts for their foster parents and present them as their tokens of thanks. They will decorate bookmarks and express their appreciation on the backs of these thoughtful gifts.
Week 3 (May 18th through 22nd), the foster care office team will prepare baked goods and present them as gifts of thanks to all foster parents.

Week 4 (Tuesday May 26th), from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., the office will host an Appreciation Dinner with food, fun, games to play and prizes for the winners (games such as Taboo, Apples to Apples, Jeopardy, Pinata, etc.). There will be game inspired food, snacks, tacos, salads and brownie Sundays, and there will also be a gift cared Yankee swap.

Mesabi Success Story

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KidsPeace Mesabi Academy in Buhl, MN, is often the last resort for youth who are in trouble with the juvenile justice system. Adolescents are sent to Mesabi Academy for a variety of offenses and emotional and behavioral issues from local and state agencies across the country.


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KidsPeace to Host 24th Annual Golf Classic

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KidsPeace will be hosting the 24th Annual Golf Classic at Lehigh Country Club in Allentown, PA, on Monday, June 22, 2009. This popular fundraising event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a day of competitive golf with community and business leaders of the Lehigh Valley and help children in need by supporting the KidsPeace Children's Fund. According to KidsPeace Advancement Department Event Manager Colleen Kulp, "Our goal is to raise $100,000 for our Children's Fund, which was established to provide books, personal items and other services to improve and brighten the children's lives."

The day will begin with a luncheon and shot-gun start, and golfers will compete for the coveted tournament championship and prizes for the longest drive, the ball that lands closest to the pin and the "Pot O' Gold." There will also be a million dollar shootout and hole in one prizes. After the comptition ends, participants will enjoy a cocktail hour, buffet dinner and awards ceremony. There will also be a silent and a live auction for wonderful donated items.

KidsPeace is also still accepting sponsorships from individual and businesses, which provides recognition throughout the tournament for our generous participants. More information is available in our downloadable brochure, or call Collen Kulp at 610-799-7906. The registration deadline is June 12, 2009, so sign up while there are still openings.

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