Those of us who have experienced foster care firsthand know that the holidays can be a painful reminder of lost connections. That’s why ACTION Ohio works with our allies each year to host early Thanksgiving dinners for foster care teens (ages 14+) and alumni (ages 18+).
This annual celebration began in 2007, and has continued ever since. As former foster youth ourselves, we want our brothers and sisters of the system to know that they always have a seat at the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a link to photos from our dinners last year.
Due to COVID-19, our 2020 Thanksgiving dinners will take place virtually. This will provide a platform for foster care youth and alumni to share their voices and talents.
Participants will be invited to share:
- their goals for the future
- their proudest accomplishments during this complicated year
- someone or something they are thankful for
When people register, they can provide their address, and we will be partnering with others to send follow up cards to participants. We will also be sending gift cards to some of the participants, based on a raffle process.
We welcome, and deeply appreciate our sponsors and planning partners.
Donations can be sent to our fiscal agent:
Ohio Children’s Alliance
Attn: ACTION Ohio
2600 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 180
Columbus OH 43231
If you wish to make an online donation, please visit this link, and choose Action Ohio.
Ohio Children’s Alliance’s Federal Tax ID #: 34-1168205
If you have questions about any of our programs, or desire to get involved, please contact email@example.com