504 Arizona Foster Children Left Foster Care Without EVER Finding a Family

504 foster children left foster care without a family

Arizona children deserve families, and should NEVER leave foster care ALONE in the world.  EVERYONE can do something to help. Foster, Adopt, Volunteer, or Donate.  Click to change children’s lives today and their futures tomorrow. www.wearetheirfuture.org

Arizona Foster Children Benefit from West Valley Gives Event

Come hang out with us as we share the needs of Arizona’s foster children with Valley residents ! We Are Their Future, Building Arizona Families, Arizona Helping Hands, and Hope High School Online will have booths at the upcoming West Valley Gives Rally and Treasure Walk event at the Cardinals Stadium!The event is lots of fun, AND a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the organizations that are working hard to change at risk Arizona foster children’s lives.  Remember, everyone can do something – foster, adopt, volunteer, and donate.  It’s up to us to provide hope and a bright future!

There will be great raffle prizes including kids bicycles, an autographed Kurt Warner football or helmet, autographed Cardinal’s jerseys from Tyrann Mathieu and David Johnson, restaurant gift cards, massages, etc. Not to mention that Kurt and Brenda Warner will be speaking, there will be live entertainment, face painting and games!

A great event that benefits Treasure House and other Valley non-profits including We Are Their Future! Don’t miss it. Tell your friends and get your tickets. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.westvalleygivesaz.com/

Adoption – Troy’s Foster Care Journey

Troy's adoption from the foster care system

Troy entered state foster care at three years old.  At age seven, he still hoped for adoption.  Six foster homes later, Troy was moved into a group home. In those years, he learned never to unpack the plastic bag that held all of his belongings, because he knew it wouldn’t last. At thirteen, Troy just wanted to make it until he was eighteen, and out in the world alone. He thought the young kids were most desired for adoption –  therefore they were the ones that got forever families and permanent homes.

Until Rick, a single dad, found his photo online.

At thirteen, Troy’s  whose parental rights were severed a decade ago.  He waited a very long time for someone to adopt him, but really, had all but lost hope.  Troy desperately needed someone to love him, to  give him a family and a future.  Rick said, “I can be his dad!” and he began the process of adopting a foster child from the state foster care system.

Six months later, Rick was Troy’s dad.

At fourteen, Troy enjoyed his first Thanksgiving and first Christmas with a family. His grades are improving and he now wants to be a child psychologist to help other kids who are in the foster care system.   A smart and articulate young man, Troy is eager to share his journey to educate the public about the many needs of children in foster care who pray that someone will find them, want them, and commit to their adoption into their family.

You see, everyone can do something. And Rick did. He changed Troy’s life forever.  In the process, adoption  expanded Rick’s heart in ways he never dreamed possible.

Government should not raise these vulnerable children.  Therefore, it is up to all of us, and it takes all of us stepping up to meet the needs of the tens of thousands of children in foster care. Find out what YOU can do to help the over 17,000 AZ foster children who are waiting for someone to love them…   Foster, adopt, volunteer, donate.  Find out more at: www.wearetheirfuture.org

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For Immediate Release

MARCH 28, 2017

Lucas Oil Racing and Elevate Marketing partner to launch citizen led initiative that meets critical needs of Arizona’s foster children.

Contact: Vickie Isaac | M.Ed. 602-403-7575 | elevate@elevatemarketing.biz

On April 1, 2017, the “We Are Their Future” citizen’s initiative launches an intensive public awareness campaign to engage Arizonans in helping to meet the needs of the over 17,000 children currently in Arizona’s foster care system. Kick off will be at the Lucas Oil Spring Dragboat Racing Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motor Sports Park in Chandler, AZ.

The generous partnership with Lucas Oil Racing provides the high visibility platform needed to communicate with the public. In celebration of the initiative’s kick off, Lucas Oil Racing has donated race day tickets and is hosting lunch for over 500 foster children and their families.

According to Ken Dollar, Director of Lucas Oil Dragboat Racing, “It will be a wonderful day at the races! We are extremely excited about playing a role in kicking off this important initiative. Lucas Oil has long been committed to family values. It is a perfect match for who we are and exactly the kind of broad support we want to give to vulnerable children and families. We are honored to provide a platform to help change foster children’s lives, and invite Arizona businesses, corporations and individuals to join us.”

With the tagline, “Everyone Can Do Something,” the initiative outlines tangible ways to insure that no child is forgotten or denied the opportunity for a happy, safe childhood. Foster homes, adoptive families, volunteers, mentors, practical needs (cribs, mattresses, clothing, etc.), and financial contributions for the non-profits serving Arizona’s foster children will all be encouraged. The website will serve as the educational hub for involvement at www.WeAreTheirFuture.org.

We Are Their Future will provide crucial support for the non-profit organizations serving Arizona’s foster children. A thank-you luncheon is scheduled on Friday, March 31 at Grand Canyon University with keynote speakers Christine Arians, co-founder of the Arians Family Foundation and wife of Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, as well as Debbie Moak, Director of the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. The luncheon will celebrate the tireless efforts of the non-profits, and detail the ways the “We Are Their Future” initiative can help support their important work.

According to Vickie Isaac, President/CEO of Elevate Marketing and creator of the initiative,
I firmly believe that if Arizona citizens and businesses really understood the needs of our foster children, every foster child would have a safe, happy home. Foster children want to be just like other children — with forever families, birthday parties, bicycles, playing sports or music, camping, cooking, dancing, dreaming…. Everyone can do something to help. Foster, adopt, volunteer, donate. Government should not be raising children — we can all step up to help care for these vulnerable foster children. If everyone does what they can, these precious children’s lives will be changed forever. And Arizona will be a better state because her citizens put their children first.

About Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is the leading manufacturer of petroleum additives and oils for high performance engines. Founded by trucker Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte in 1989, today Lucas Oil sponsors a variety of motorsports racing events and is heavily involved in multiple national and international charities. For more about Forrest and Charlotte Lucas and Lucas Oil, visit www.lucasoil.com/about

About Elevate Marketing
Elevate Marketing is an Arizona based full service advertising agency with over two decades of experience serving local, state, national and international clients. Elevate Marketing specializes in meeting the needs of non-profit and cause oriented organizations whose missions are to help strengthen communities and serve people in need.
Elevate Marketing LLC | 602.403.7575 | www.elevatemarketing.biz | elevate@elevatemarketing.biz