Lifebook Project – LSS Foster Care Program

The Foster Care Program of Lutheran Social Services will be holding a second annual Life book Project in February! Last year’s event was such a great success and it was so wonderful to spend time with the volunteers that we decided to make it an annual event!  If you are interested in being part of this fun and inspiring event you can do so by making a donation of supplies or volunteering at the event – or both! For more information see below:

Donations will be collected during the month of February to be used for this project.
List of requested supplies:
• 8.5×11” 3 ring binders (preferably 2” or 3”)
• Clear protective page covers (8.5×11”)
• Cardstock / colored paper/ scrapbook paper (any size)
• Colored pens / pencils/ markers
• Stickers of all kinds
• Photo safe adhesives
• Fun scissors
• Any scrapbook supplies
• Gift cards for photo printing
Drop off sites for these donations are:
• R Scrapbook Store: 3709 W 41st Street
• LSS Center for Youth and Children: 621 East Presentation Street

Volunteer Event will be held on
• Tuesday, February 26th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
•  Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (5509 W 41st Street)
During this time, volunteers will use the donated supplies to make Life Book pages for children in the LSS Foster Care program. Donated supplies will be distributed to foster children and foster families, as needed, to work on individual Life Books.

Volunteers can register for this event at http://www.LssSD.org

A Life Book contains specific information about the child’s birth, birth family, culture, schools they have attended, places they have lived and so much more. Often children in foster care may not have someone who knows their unique history; things like, where they were born, biological relatives, when they lost their first tooth or what their favorite food was when they were eight. A Life Book is intended to tell the child’s individual story and help a child keep track of their life path. It is an evolving document for us to help tell their life stories.

For more information on the Life book project or about becoming a foster parent you can contact Amy Witt at amy.witt@lsssd.org or call 221-2346.

Submitted by Dede Mogck, Director of Adoption and Foster Care Programs

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