Rockford's Children's Home and Aid says there are 30 kids right now in our city that need foster parents. It's a very serious problem that the organization is hoping to remedy at their Family Fun Night August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alpine Park.

Yesterday I read something that broke my heart. Recently Regional Vice President of Children's Home and Aid Lisa Piper told WREX that;

The statistics of the number of children being abused and neglected, it's happening at a higher average than state wide in our county here, and to me that's scary and we want to do something about that but i bet most people have no idea

She's right. I had no idea that so many children in Rockford were being treated so horribly by the people that are supposed to love them. I don't think I'm naive by saying that, just overly optimistic perhaps. Abusing and neglecting a child is just so unfathomable to me, and I guess I just wish everyone else in this world felt the same way. Sadly, they do not.

If your heart and home is open to the idea of helping a child in need, please consider attending the Family Fun Night that Rockford's Children's Home and Aid will be hosting Thursday, August 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the shelter house near the playground at Alpine Park. Your family will have the chance to meet current foster families in Rockford, and to learn more about the process of becoming a foster parent. A light dinner, dessert and drinks will be provided.

For more information about the event, check out the Children's Home and Aid Facebook page. 


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