There is more than 900 youth in the foster care system in Linn County alone. Come learn more about how we can work together to make life better for those who otherwise might fall between the cracks at the fifth annual Fostering Strength, the Junior League of Cedar Rapids largest fundraiser. A cash and carry market opens 11 and the lunch and program start at noon.
We can’t wait for you hear from our keynote speaker, Charell Star! Charell is a journalist, online media personality, contributor and featured lifestyle expert for on-air, on-camera and online video shows and segments. She is also the founder, publisher, and writer of “Not Just a Girl in a Dress”, a highly popular lifestyle bhttps://www.juniorleaguecr.org/bridging-the-g-a-p/log which shares inspiring stories and trending news that help women readers define their own versions of success.
Charell is also a former foster care youth, and knows first hand the challenges facing the foster care population. She has been passionate about partnering with organizations, advocates, and brands that provide foster youth needed services, support and encouragement over the years. Charell has been appointed to the Board of Directors of CASA NYC and City Living NYC. Both organizations cater to making sure the needs of Foster care youth are met and that their rights are protected.
Proceeds from the Fostering Strength fundraiser support Junior League of Cedar Rapids’ Bridging the G.A.P. project, which assists local foster care youth through a variety of activities. For more information on Bridging the G.A.P., go to our website: https://www.juniorleaguecr.org/bridging-the-g-a-p/
Can't make it? There’s still an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local foster youth! Support Junior League of Cedar Rapids’ mission and projects, including Bridging the G.A.P. and our scholarship fund here: https://www.juniorleaguecr.org/system/donate_summary/