Sleep Country has had a charitable outreach for the benefit of foster children
Washington and Oregon have over 20,000 children in foster care. Many have suffered the effects of poverty, neglect, and even abuse. Studies show that for many foster children, the challenges are just beginning.
Each year, over 10,000 Northwest children enter foster care.
The majority of foster children have at least one chronic medical condition.
Foster children experience 4 times the emotional problems as their peers.
Foster children average three different placements, and nearly half do not return to live with their biological families.
Foster children repeat a school grade twice as often as other students.
They score 15-20 percent below other kids on statewide tests.
37% of foster youth drop out of high school, compared to 16% of the population.
At age 18, 61% have no job experience and 1/3 end up on welfare.
Within 18 months of aging out of the system, up to 50% of foster youth become homeless.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Sleep Country has joined forces with specific and targeted foster charity organizations and the community to help Northwest foster kids. With your help, we can provide foster children with the little things that often make a big difference. Things like school supplies and sports shoes, or even something as basic as a present during the holidays, a warm coat, or clothes. With your continued support we strive to help foster kids beat the odds. Learn more about our current collection effort or even host your own drive today!
There are two current campaigns to benefit foster kids, the Kids Day at Wild Waves and a clothing drive:
Start summer with a Splash at the Sleep Country Foster Kids Day at Wild Waves Theme Park!
Sleep Country and Wild Waves have given thousands of free tickets to local foster kids. But everyone can join in on the fun! Just bring your donation of new clothes for a foster child to Wild Waves on Sunday, June 26th and receive half off admission. Sleep Country Foster Kids Day at Wild Waves is a great way to stay cool, have fun and help local foster kids.
Looking for free foster child tickets? Call or email any of our Washington non-profit partners.
Sleep Country Foster Kids Clothing Drive On Now Through July 10th!
For nearly 20,000 Northwest foster children growing up is an important milestone, but it also means having to replace clothes that are too small or worn out. When a child has clothes that fit properly and look good , it builds positive self-image and esteem. To help Sleep Country USA is collecting new clothes for infants, toddlers, youth and teens. Just bring your donation of new pants, shirts, tops and skirts to any Sleep Country and they’ll be given to a local foster child in need. You can also donate online and we’ll do the shopping for you.
Host your own donation drive
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Here is a list of partner agencies
Bethany Christian Services
Serving Pierce, King and Snohomish County
12360 Lake City Way NE, Ste 301
Seattle, WA 98125
Contact: Erin Mathias
(206) 367-4604 | email@example.com
Blue Skies For Children
Serving Whatcom County
1901 . State St. Ste. B
Bellingham, WA 98225
Contact: Julie Guay
(360) 756-6710 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Capital Kids Connection
Serving Thurston, Lewis, Cowlitz, and Mason County
2103 Harrison NW, Suite 2756
Olympia, WA 98502-2607
Contact: Jennifer Myric
(360) 264-4048 | email@example.com
Compass Health Therapeutic Foster Care
Serving Snohomish County
P.O. Box 3810
Everett, WA 98213
Contact: Beth Beecher
(425) 349-8352 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Community and Family Services Foundation
Serving King, Pierce, Kitsap, Mason and Thurston County
1502 Roland Avenue
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Contact: Jennie Brusco
(360) 895-7889 ext. 105 | email@example.com
Families For Kids
Serving Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Clark and Cowlitz County
A Program of Lutheran Community Services
433 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98109
Contact: Alisa Moore
(888) 794-1794 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intensive Children’s Services/Kitsap Mental Health
Serving Kitsap, King, and Pierce County
5455 Almira Drive NE
Bremerton, WA 98311
Contact: Kristine Clay Welch
(360) 479-4994 | email@example.com
Serving Washington State
515 116th Ave NE, Suite 174
Bellevue, WA 98004
Contact: Sharon Mooers
1 800-74-FOSTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving King County
2100 24th Avenue S., Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98144-4632
Contact: Ms. J. Ross
(206) 267-5116 | email@example.com
Bridge The Gap
Serving Clark and Skamania County
13023 NE Hwy 99, Suite 7
Vancouver, WA 98686
Contact: Tauni Hemminger
(360) 518-3022 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CASA – Lane County
Serving Lane County
174 Deadmond Ferry Road
Springfield, OR 97477
Contact: Diane Hauser
(541) 984-3132 | email@example.com
CASA of Central Oregon
Serving Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County
1130 NW Harriman ST., Ste. 122
Bend, OR 97701
Contact: Pam Fortier
(541) 389-1618 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Community Placement Center
Serving Clackamas, Marion, Yamnill and Polk County
4890 32nd Street
Salem, OR 97317
Contact: Libby Bordewich
(503) 588-5647 | email@example.com
Foster Family Care Network
Serving Washington, Clackamas, and Multonmah County
722 NE 162nd Street
Portland, OR 97230
Contact: Sarah Carter
(503) 542-4011 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Yamhill, and Washington County
1823 NE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97212
Contact: Ann Witsil
(503) 460-2796 | email@example.com
Oregon Foster Parent Association
Serving all of Oregon
707 13th Street, Suite 275
Salem, OR 97301
Contact: Sue Coleman
(503) 361-3906 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Samuel Johnson, Boswell: Life of Johnson
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
John E. E. Dalberg, Lord Acton, The History of Freedom in Antiquity, .
“…the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. “
Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey
“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”
“Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members — the last, the least, the littlest.”
Cardinal Roger Mahony, In a 1998 letter, Creating a Culture of Life
The greatness of America is in how it treats its weakest members: the elderly, the infirm, the handicapped, the underprivileged, the unborn.
“A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,”
Pope John Paul II
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