'Boise Angels' raises awareness for foster children across Treasure Valley

Posted at 5:54 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 19:54:28-05

BOISE — Giving Tuesday is almost over, but Boise Angels, a local non-profit, is still encouraging the community to donate to children in foster care.

Over half of foster homes close within the first year of being open because of the lack of support, potentially leaving kids bouncing around from different foster homes.

So Boise Angels help support foster homes, foster kids, and families in different ways.

They have a love box program that donates a box full of goodies, made possible through donations, and a mentorship program that focuses on teaching foster kids life tasks, like balancing a checkbook and writing a resume.

Since 2020 has been a challenging year for most, Boise Angels wants to raise money and awareness for foster care and foster families.

“We know that not everyone is able to adopt a child or even foster a child, but the programs that we have are ones that we hope everyone is able to help a foster child even if they can’t take them into their home and be a foster family,” Vice President of Boise Angels, Nicole Hanks said.

To learn more about the Boise Angels or how you can help a foster child, visit their website.