The M&M Area Community Foundation recently awarded a mini-grant to the UP Foster Closet of Menominee County. The $750 grant will be used towards their annual Holiday Event for children that are being raised by someone other than their biological parents. Since there are a lack of resources in our area to assist families who have taken on the responsibility of fostering children, the gathering also provides an opportunity for families to share their experiences and knowledge with one another while building lasting relationships.
“It was such an amazing experience to watch their little faces light up as they got to pick their very own gift out of the present boxes, sip on hot cocoa and dip their cookies, and watch them smile ear to ear as they got photos with Santa, Ms. Claus, Elves, and the Grinch,” stated Cassie Lauren, UP Foster Closet of Menominee County President. “They also left with little goody treat bags and Polar Express Bells as they said their goodbyes.”
Others who would like to support the UP Foster Closet are encouraged to call them at 920-249-4152. The closet serves Menominee, Marinette and Oconto counties.
Pictured at last year’s event are Elf (Ashley Armbrust), Ms. Claus (Lori Patzke), Santa Claus (Bill Demler), and Grinch (Ivy Kaiser).
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