Join Us! 2018 Great Big Benefit Bash

2018 Great Big Benefit Bash

Fostering Great Ideas changes the lives of children in foster care. We walk with these children on their journey: strengthening relationships, restoring families, and building community-wide support. Join us, as we make a difference, together. Guests will enjoy: Live music with the Brendan Williamson Jazz Quartet, savory hors d’oeuvres by…

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Hope Woford Shares Her United Way Story

Hope's United Way Story

Hope lived in foster care. Her experiences led her to help others who are struggling. Through her work at Fostering Great Ideas, she encourages youth in foster care to make a bright future for themselves. Fostering Great Ideas is proud to be a United Way Partner. This is Hope’s story.

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One local nonprofit views life in foster care through a child’s eyes

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on June 6, 2018 ] Written By Melody Wright   Scared. Alone. Confused. Removed from the certainty of the familiar and placed in the world of unknowns, most children entering foster care fear the upcoming journey. Last year, more than 437,000…

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It All Adds Up – A Short Lesson In Multiplication And Geometry.

Boy solving math problems on whiteboard

Give a few hours a week and it multiplies a hundred times over. Who remembers geometry? fondly? Two random points on a graph; connect them, and suddenly you’ve made a line moving in a particular direction. Connect more dots, and suddenly you see a shape! OK, maybe that’s not all…

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Sisters Forever

Our daughter, Hanna, was separated from her sister, Kacie, in foster care. They have lived apart for many years. When Hanna was placed with us for adoption, it added even more miles and hours of travel between them. We wanted the girls to spend time together, to rediscover their relationship…

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90 Degrees Yoga Supports Fostering Great Ideas

Members of Greenville’s 90 Degrees Yoga Studio have begun 2018 with the practice of the yogic philosophy principal of bhakti. Whether on the mat in a yoga pose or off the mat out in life, the work of bhakti–supporting others through service and devotion, is a fundamental of yoga. In…

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Time Together

Sisters hugging

Tasha and Stacy weren’t sure what was happening when a Social Services case worker picked them up from school one day. They didn’t yet know their mom had been arrested for possession of drugs. The two sisters were placed into separate foster homes, not knowing how long they would stay.…

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Graduation Reflection

Graduation ceremony

Chances are, you know of someone who’s graduating this month. Be it from high school or from college, having achieved the goal they set out to reach years ago, they stand at the start of life’s next adventure. What journey lies ahead? Growth, struggles, expanding points of view, challenges to…

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Greenville Women Grant Awarded to FGI

College grad

On May 9, 2017, Greenville Women Giving, a philanthropic women’s organization, awarded Fostering Great Ideas (FGI) a $47,000 grant to fund a college success program at Greenville Tech for students from foster care. College Fellows will provide intensive academic and peer support for students coming from foster care into Greenville Tech.…

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James’ Story

James is a regular kid in a tough situation. Due to various circumstances, James and his 3 siblings have been living in foster care in 3 separate placements. Adding to the upheaval, Mom’s custody rights were recently terminated. James: removed, without mom, uncertain. BUT this story has hope: ·         James…

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