Love Fosters Hope: Celebrating Holidays with Foster Kids in Houston

12348068_1103367686341271_6946947141612925748_nThe Houston Dealer Sales and Service Office (DSSO) forged a new relationship with an organization called Love Fosters Hope (LFH). LFH’s purpose is to impact the lives of children and teens in foster care who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. They provide one-on-one mentoring as well as summer camp programs to kids ranging from the ages of 5 to 18.   At age 18, kids “age out” of the foster system and are sent to live in the grown up world without sufficient guidance and resources to transition into adulthood.  Love Fosters Hope identified this gap and is working hard provide guidance and support as they transition into adulthood, helping the kids to avoid becoming another negative statistic in the justice system.

The Houston office supported LFH’s “Christmas with your Love Fosters Hope Family” by providing funding for the kids to go ice skating, enjoy hot chocolate and eat dinner at Macaroni Grill.  The most exciting part for team members was that they were able to provide these kids with a Kindle Fire and a gift card.

According to Catrina Parker, DSSO Credit Analyst, “We met with Cindy Mericle of LFH to hear more about the program and we could feel so much passion and energy as she talked about ‘her kids’.  We will definitely continue to build our partnership with Love Fosters Hope. “