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Helping Foster Care children and teens communicate their likes, dislikes and needs to the guardians and Foster Care Parents caring for them.

Foster Care Scrapbook Program

Who I Am was approached by several Foster Care Parents looking for a way to better communicate and understand the children placed in their care.  Since that time, our mission has expanded to help Foster Care Parents and Caregivers connect on a personal level with these children.  

Currently, in the tri-county area, when children are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services, they are taken to a Heartland for Children Intake Center for placement.  Their partner, ECHO Ministry, then gifts each child with a "first night" bag. This bag contains a basic toiletry kit, a stuffed animal, our Who I Am Scrapbook Gift Set and because of our pajama program, a new pair of pajamas. 

 

Scrapbook Gift Set -   Who I Am along with their High School Bright Future Volunteers, created a gift set containing a 5 x 7 scrapbook, fun stickers and marker set.  The scrapbook is filled with "Who I Am Description Cards" to help them describe their likes, dislikes and any details about their life story they wish to share.  Made of plastic, children can easily carry it with them if they move to multiple locations.  

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​Foster Care Pajama Program

We learned there are never enough pajamas for the 1000 plus children entering Foster Care, each year, in the Central Florida area.  After learning of the need, our Board voted to make the collection of pajamas an annual project by holding an Annual 5K pajama drive and placing collection bins throughout Highland County. 

In 2023 Highlands County generously donated over 1400 pairs of pajamas.  Collection has paused in most locations until October of 2024 however you can still donate a pair through this site or drop off them off at one of these locations below.

LaGrow Irrigation

1125 US Hwy 27 South, Sebring
South Florida State College, Administration Building
 600 W College Dr, Avon Park 
Benton Wealth Management
231 US Hwy 27 N, Sebring
 
Thankful Hearts Nutrition
17 West Main Street, Avon Park
For more information email:  info@whoiamfoundation.com
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