Children's Home Society of NC (Greensboro) Art Supply Fundraiser / by Bethany Handfield


Please join me as I fundraise for art supplies for the children currently in foster care and/or awaiting adoption at the Children's Home Society in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

My goal is to raise $650 to buy art supplies for the kids while I am in North Carolina in  early June, 2016. 
I will be purchasing the supplies when I arrive and taking them to the Children's Home Society in Greensboro, towards the end of my trip.  This is the agency I was adopted from.

Facts about Children's Home Society Greensboro:

 - Currently 90 children in care
 - Ages of children in care range from 0 to 21 years
 - Majority of children in care are toddlers to 10 years

Why the CHSNC ? 
I was adopted from the CHSNC back in the 70's as a baby when my parents were living in North Carolina. 

I am forever grateful to the CHSNC for the life that we have together and the support my parents and my birth family received surrounding my adoption. 

Why art supplies? 
Art has been a major force in my life and I know first hand how soothing a creative outlet can be.  Art has been an ally and a means of personal expresssion when I felt I had no voice. 

I felt it was the best of me that I could share with the children in care. I can't wait to see what they create.

Art is fun! 
These kids are going through some tough and confusing times. Let's show them that there is a world of people out there who care about them and wish them the best. 

Why $650? 
This equals approximately $500 US. I will be posting receipts and images of supplies purchased from all shopping trips so folks can see how the money was spent.

About Children's Home Society of North Carolina:
The mission of CHS is to promote the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family.  Founded in 1902, CHS has placed more than 15,000 children with nurturing adoptive families.  They have offices in10 cities across North Carolina. They provides a broad spectrum of programs including post adoption services, foster care, parenting education, family preservation, teen pregnancy prevention, and family finding services. Children’s Home Society is there to help provide a healthy family setting through foster care or adoption. 

Tax receipts? 
I can not provide these, but if you are in the US and would like to donate directly to the CHSNC they would be able to provide you with one. Just mention "Canadian Bethany's art supply fundraiser" when you do so they know how to allocate the funds. 

If you are in Canada and want a tax receipt, please consider donating to the WE: Project at SOWINS which brings art into the lives of women and children fleeing and overcoming the effects of abuse. SOWINS is able to provide tax receipts for donations. Mention the WE: Project when you donate.