to Oct 31


Since 2014, the Fenton area (schools and community) has donated over 47,700 items for children in foster care.

All items are used to create first night back packs for kiddos entering foster care so they have what they need to spend the night.

We are looking for donation coordinators at local schools. Fenton and Linden are all set for coordinators, but we are looking to bring in many more schools this year.

We are also looking for local businesses to participate to add to the many businesses and organizations who have chosen to help by collecting NEW socks, Underwear and Pajamas.

Email tami@clarashope.org for more information

Drop off sites will be updated in late September

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to Apr 6

Empowered To Connect Live Simulcast

Free TWO day training on trauma and attachment with experienced presenters.
Friday, April 5 9:45am-6pm and Saturday, April 6 10:00am-6:00pm
Day Two builds on Day One, so plan to attend both days.
Participants will receive a workbook, training certificates, and practical tools to take home and use immediately. Registration is required in order to ensure there are enough materials.
This is a live Simulcast in Fenton, MI of the conference as it happens in Fort Worth, Texas.
No childcare and lunch is on your own. You are welcome to pack a lunch or go out and grab something from one of many local restaurants.
For questions: contact@clarashope.org
For more information on Empowered to Connect: https://showhope.org/our-work/pre-post-adoption-support/empowered-to-connect/

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8:30 AM08:30

First Night Foster Care Backpack Collections

Leading up to and throughout the month of May, Clara's Hope collects items for first night foster care backpacks.  Hundreds of backpacks are stuffed with new pajamas, socks, underwear, blanket, flashlight, toothbrush, toothpaste, coloring book/journal, crayons/markers, pens, and much more.  

Every child (baby to teen) should have what they need for their first night in foster care.  They have enough to worry about without having to wonder how they are going to brush their teeth.

To donate, start collecting or help with stuffing backpacks, contact us or email clarashope61@gmail.com

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6:30 PM18:30

Third Annual Clara's Hope Auction

A fun-filled night of food, a large variety of silent auction items, and an enthusiastic and entertaining live auction.  All funds raised go directly to supporting foster and adoptive families in Genesee and Livingston Counties.

Tickets will be available for purchase at eventbrite starting January 1, 2018!

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7:00 PM19:00

Auction Team Meeting

Kick-Off Team Meeting for the Third Annual Clara's Hope Auction!
This is our major fundraiser each year and we couldn't do it without the help of tremendous volunteers.  Join us to see how you can get involved.

Contact us through our website or email clarashope61@gmail.com for more information

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7:00 PM19:00

Training - Structure & Routine

Clara's Hope director, Tami Kromer, will share some practical ways to create structure and routine in your family. 
Simple and proven ways that can help reduce stress and increase joy. 

Please RSVP here or to Erin at clarashope61@gmail.com
We do need to know how many will be in your party so we can plan accordingly. 

*No childcare is available for this event.

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