About Our Auction
Celebrate the end of a hard year by making it easier for someone else.
As a part of our Foster Well Giving Campaign, we're making it a little more fun with a silent auction!
We're gaining momentum and really seeing the impact of the work we're doing to connect kids, families, and social workers in the foster care community with people who want to love and support them. We're raising money as we look to make more connections, and triple the number of kids and families we're serving in the upcoming year. We'd love to have your help as we do that!
About Foster Well
Foster Well is a nonprofit that provides practical and relational support to our local foster care community. There are 499 children and youth in foster care in Delaware, and there are families who have chosen to open their hearts and their homes to care for them. Neglect, substance abuse, or other traumatic events, lead to children entering the foster care system at no fault of their own. These children, and the families who are now caring for them, are trying to adjust to their new life together. The complexity of this can lead to burnout in the foster parents and more trauma for the kids.
Our foster care system is overburdened and needs the support of the larger community around them. Foster Well exists to be a bridge between the foster care community and those that want to love and support them. These are some of the ways we are doing that:
1. Care Teams - volunteers who are matched with a foster family to bring support once a month (ie. a meal, groceries, items for the children, texts/calls of encouragement, etc)
2. One-time care packages/donations - social workers or families can reach out when they have a specific need. ie. when a new child joins their family or when life feels overwhelming.
3. Giving Tree - Christmas gifts for foster families
4. Community Events - businesses and groups can sponsor events/services that are then offered free for foster families
We work with three agencies: Children and Families First, Children's Choice, and the Department of Family Services.
If you'd like to donate in addition to the auction, you can give here towards our End of Year Giving Campaign: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA0MTk0