Holiday Radiothon brings Christmas to Foster Kids

For: HCKids.org
Ohio
Organizer: Jamie Massey Jennings
Holiday Radiothon brings Christmas to Foster Kids (HCKids.org)
$3,010
of $2,500 goal
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Raised by 85 donors
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The Story

We here at the Horse Radio Network wanted to make a difference with the 2017 Radiothon.  We have chosen an agency that helps kids in foster care in Hamilton County, Ohio.  The reason we chose this adoption agency is not only provides children with gifts for Christmas, it also helps throughout the year with the "Family Fund." 

"I have spoken with many agencies and caseworkers in the adoption process that Chad and I are involved in. When I talked to the people at www.hcjfs.org I just felt like they were special.  They deeply care and are so invested in the children that are in their county.  I knew that I wanted to help bring Christmas to foster kids, and these were the people to make it possible." Jamie Jennings, host of Horses in the Morning.

Hamilton County Job and Family Services administers state, federal and local programs designed to help those in need and help families work toward self sufficiency.The agency has served Hamilton County since 1947. 

For example,  the agency might not have funds to cover a foster child’s expenses to participate in an after-school sport, wear a cap and gown to graduation or take a trip to visit a college. If that child graduates and finds a good job, that agency cannot help pay for a car, repairs or insurance to see that he or she makes it to that job. Now, the FAMILY Fund gives local residents a way to make tax-free donations to assist in paying for these types of expenses. “I think everyone would agree these types of expenses are important and integral to any child having a normal experience in life,” said Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel. “These children come from tough situations; we want to make their lives easier, not harder. We have found a way to help without adding to the taxpayer burden.”  

https://www.hcjfs.org/about/family-fund/


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