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Sierra Association of Foster Families August 24, 2008

children-around-worldSAFF  Is a great organization I want to let you all know about.  There are lots of ways we can help Foster Families here in Reno.  You can click on the link to find out more, but here is some of what I know. 

Donations.  Saff Takes donations of monetary value for things like sports activities/lessons for the children, conferences for the foster parents to attend which are like workshops to learn new ways to help your foster children thrive in such a crazy world, school supplies, tutoring and education, as well as for other reasons.

They also take donations of New Toys or gift cards for The SAFF Birthday Closet. The Sierra Association of Foster Families maintains a selection of new, donated toys and birthday gift items for foster families to choose from for every foster child in their home. SAFF usually has a selection of gift cards, movie passes or other appropriate items for teens in care in addition to games, sports related items, personal electronics and clothing items they may choose from.

They also take donations of new or “gently used” cloathing for the New and Used Clothing Closet:  SAFF maintains a selection of new and good condition used seasonal clothing for foster children at its Resource Center on Lakeside Court in Reno. Very often we receive generous donations of new clothing, socks, underwear, jackets and new shoes from private donors as well as corporate sponsors. These articles of clothing are available for all foster placements. Please feel free to stop by during regular office hours and take what you need. SAFF only accepts good, clean seasonal used clothing, or will take new items during any time of the year.

If you click on this link SAFF Services  you will be directed to the page tha shows you all the ways SAFF helps out the Foster children in Reno.  We have over 742 children in foster care in Washoe County alone.  I will soon be a part of this organization.  There are so many generous people I know alone, plus ones I can reach through wordpress that I just thought it would be a cool way to get the word out about such a cool organization.

 James 1:27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.


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