Our Arizona Council works directly with the Sunshine Group Foster children in an after-school Reading Buddies Program through the Word of Life Lutheran Church. We are thrilled to hear that finding books of interest for these children propels them to read more (and argue over whose turn it is for the book), which has increased their literacy levels.
Last year, these children were given gift cards to celebrate National Foster Care Month in May with our Barb’s Buddies program.
In May 2020, 60 children from Sunshine Group will go to the bookstore with the Arizona Council (and helpers) to find books that interest them. Rather than provide a gift card, we’re picking up the tab for 2-3 books! We’re excited to see what they find in May for Foster Care Month!
Please note we do not post pictures of the students as obtaining consent from guardians can be difficult. Instead, we appreciate the quotes from those seeing the results and feeling the excitement!