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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: May 2010 Foster Care Month in Gwinnett

Each year, thousands of children enter and leave Georgia's foster care system. Many people are unaware of the issues surrounding these children's circumstances, the challenges they face and how they can get involved to make a difference.

Showing their strong support and concern for children in our community, the commissioners presented and read a Resolution that recognizes May as Foster Care Month in Gwinnett County. This resolution represents the need for community action and the steps that are being taken to improve the quality of life for less fortunate youth.

The Foster Children's Foundation receives a resolution each year to recognize this special month and raise awareness to the public about the situations faced by foster children and the ways that the community can get involved and make a difference.

There are thousands of children in Georgia's foster care system with needs that range from material to emotional who need the support of the entire community. This month, we challenge you to find out ways that you can help improve the quality of life for these less fortunate youth.

To learn how you can get involved, visit our website at www.fosterchildrensfoundation.org

Help us help the children -- Run for the Children 5K

On Saturday, June 12 at 8 a.m. the Run for the Children 5K & Fun Run will be held to benefit the Foster Children's Foundation, Inc. It costs $20 pre-registration and $25 on the day of the race. Help us raise funds to provide essential support for less fortunate youth through programs and projects designed to improve their quality of life.

We hope that you will join us for this fun event and show your support for local foster children. For more details and to register for this event, visit our website today.

Suzanne Geske is executive director of the Foster Children's Foundation.