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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A Bright Note!

Meet Celeste, a 22-year who lived in foster care since age 14. While residing in a foster group home, she received a mentor through Fostering Great Ideas’ Life Support mentoring program. Her mentor saw something in Celeste she couldn’t see in herself – potential. The mentor took Celeste on college trips and introduced her…

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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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