Each year some youth are selected to attend the Daniel Memorial Conference, a national conference for youth across the nation who are aging out of foster care. “They have motivational speakers and learning opportunities for transition,” CHOICE’s development director Ashley Pester says. “Kids come back from this conference changed, wanting to beat the odds more than ever. For many, it is their first time leaving Ohio, staying in a nice hotel, eating in nice restaurants and traveling by plane. Our staff usually works in a fun day as well.”
What CHOICES needs:
These should be new items
- Full-size bed in a bag
- Bath towels and wash cloths
- Shower curtain and hooks
- Four-piece dish sets and drinking glasses
- Cutting board and three knife set
- Dish Drainer
- Silverware sets
- Tower lamps (with 3-way switch)
- Fire extinguisher
Donations can be dropped off at the CHOICES office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1785 Big Hill Road in Dayton.
For a complete list of items or if you have questions, please contact Ashley Pester at (937) 264-0084 ext. 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other ways to help
There are opportunities to help kids in foster care year-round. CHOICES hosts annual school supply and Christmas gift drives. You can also help fund individual requests from kids to participate in sports, band, attend class trips and more. For the latest projects, visit www.facebook.com/CHOICESInc
For more information call (937)264-0084 ext. 122.
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