Jenny*, a twelve-year-old foster client of the South Bend, Indiana, office, had the desire to help other children who have been in her situation. Jenny had the idea of having a donation drive at her middle school. She approached her teacher, Ms. James*, as well as her KidsPeace Family Consultant, Cory Headley about her wonderful idea. After getting the reassurance needed from Cory, Jenny encouraged her fellow students to donate items such as hygiene products, school supplies, books and other supplies to KidsPeace in an effort to “help other foster kids like me,” Jenny said. As an incentive to raise donations, Matt Fischer, Family Resource Specialist, obtained donations from Krispy Kreme and Pizza King to award the classroom raising the most items with a pizza and doughnut party. The winning classroom alone donated over 600 items for KidsPeace. The South Bend, Indiana, KidsPeace Office is very grateful to Jenny for all of her heart and dedication to seeing her goal come to life.
*Names have been changed to protect privacy.