Celebrating May as Foster Care Month

Thanks for so many beautiful prom dresses!!! Because of this wonderful network of people who care about our kids in care, we were able to pass along over 175 prom dresses. These are bringing so many smiles to the faces of our young ladies for their special day. Thanks to everyone who contributed:


Faith Communities Coalition on Foster CareWestern Wayne/Oakland County Region 

On Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, 701 Church St., Plymouth 

Missy Parker-Miller will share the inspiring story of her family and adopted son CJ. From The Attic to Astonishing! is a story of HOPE, STRENGTH, and RESILIENCY that continues! As always we are grateful for representatives of agencies who will be with us to tell us of their needs and how we can support their efforts. We will be accepting donations of backpacks & school supplies as well as bedding for 60 twin beds at this meeting.  Please see BEDDING FOR KIDS below for more details.Any Questions contact:Sheila Henderson 248-756-4721  (rjsah@sbc.global.net)Peggy Fisher-Kmieciak 734-953-1044 (pfk75@hotmail.com)


WHAT'S IT LIKE NOT TO HAVE A BED TO SLEEP ON?How can a child be alert for school and other activities when they don't have a good night's rest? BEDDING FOR KIDSWe need your help to collect 60 twin-size "Bedding in a Bag" children's bedding sets by May 30, 2019. Various organizations are providing more than 15 beds and bedding sets to at-risk children every week.  These go for children in the foster care system, transitioning from being homeless, and for other children living in poverty.  Together we can provide some of these needed bedding sets for our kids!  These new sets (including bedspread, sheets and pillow case) are available at Kohl's, Walmart, Burlington and other stores, both in-store and online. Standard pricing starts around $40.00-$50.00, but some can be found on sale, clearance or through special promotions for less than $35.00. Checks of any amount can be made out to FCC with "Bedding for foster kids" in memo. Please contact Rev. Kate Thoresen, 248-835-8151 or katethoresen@fpcbirmingham.org  for more details. These can also be dropped off at our Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care office at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 West Maple Road, Birmingham, Room 132************************************************************************** Care packages for Wayne State Transitioning into Independence Students from First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm Macomb County FCC Region, Renewal Church 11174 E. Thirteen Mile Rd., Warren, 48088. Meets the third Tuesday every other month. Contacts: Pastor Wayne Stapleton,  wstapleton@renewalwarren.com, Susan Foster, lily503@yahoo.com  May Golf Outing Northern Michigan FCC Region: Our Golf Outing was switched to September 19, 2019.  This year it will be a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the local foster care workers to use with the foster families. The outing includes 18-holes of golf. A meal, plus hole sponsors, prizes, raffles, drawings, etc. Interested? Contact Marc Morrell, morrellm@michigan.gov, or call 989-395-2144.

Tuesday, June 4, 5:00-7:00 PM, Heart of Detroit FCC, held in conjunction with The Michigan Children's Law Center and the Adoption and Foster Care Outreach of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Mi, 48219.   Theme: National/International Children's Day with Kesho Scott PHD., Professor of Grinnell College, previously Owner of International Adoption Agency, and an Adoptive Mother.  For more information contact Berlinda Good, coordinator, bgood20@aol.com. All Wayne County child welfare organizations are invited to display their materials and share information
June 27, 2019 Northern Michigan FCC Region Foster Parent Appreciation Picnic for the Otsego/Crawford/Oscoda County Foster / adoptive Parents.  This event is held at the Otsego Lake Township Park Pavilion, playground, water splash pad for kids, etc.  Anyone that would like to attend, including potential people interested in knowing more about foster care, can RSVP me at morrellm@michigan.gov, or call 989-395-2144.
September 19, 2019 Northern Michigan FCC Region GOLF OUTING. This year it will be a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the local foster care workers to use with the foster families.    There will be a cost involved for each team, that will include 18-holes of golf and meal.  We will also have hole sponsors, prizes, raffles, drawings, etc.  For more information contact morrellm@michigan.gov, or call 989-395-2144.