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2022 2nd Quarter Sponsorship


 

We are honored to share the story of PFS’ Client Jennifer Leavy from Cedar Rapids, IA.

 

Members of our community will be hosting the 4th Annual Foster Youth Graduation Open House for graduates in the foster care system.  This event honors those students who have worked hard to achieve this landmark occasion and have beaten the odds.  This year’s celebration will be an open house on Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 3-4:30pm at Cedar Rapids First Assembly’s gym.   

Did you know there are:

  • Over 10,000 children in the foster care system in Iowa.
  • 800 of those children are here in the Cedar Rapids area.  
  • Only 52% of children in the foster care system will graduate high school.

As I reflect on the importance of this celebration, I reflect back on my own time with the Foster Care system. Foster care was a safe environment with the opportunity to learn and grow when home was not. Foster care lets these young men and women learn to succeed and develop life skills. 

My own son had his own graduation just a couple of years ago. He was surrounded by family and friends who love and believed in him. They wanted to be there to celebrate his accomplishments and encourage him in his future. We would like our community to come along side these students and do the same. 

To encourage these young adults, we would like to invite the entire community to rally behind them and show them that we are proud of their accomplishment and recognize their hard work.  Many individuals will be bringing gift cards for each graduate. We are looking for local partners who are willing to help make this celebration very special by helping purchase a banner for each student and providing them with a significant graduation gift.

Another way to support these students is to become an Individual or Business Partner in celebrating this milestone for our community’s youth. All donations tax deductible are fully used to support these students transition into life after foster care. 

  • Individual Donations – any amount can be donated and will help provide gift certificates for the graduates. 
  • Bronze Partner - $200 - recognition in all event day announcements, name printed on sponsor’s banner. 
  • Silver Partner - $500 - recognition in all event day announcements, social media recognition, large logo on sponsor’s banner. 
  • Gold Partner - $1,000 - recognition in all event day announcements, social media recognition, individual sponsor banner, gift given to each student in your company’s name, sponsorship recognition plaque.

 

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*The donation caps at $2000/quarter