It is already that time of the year again, The Holidays.
To me, this time of year represents gratitude and the spirit of giving. Not that we need a time of year to be generous or thankful, however it is certainly worthy of its own holiday! This year, more than 9,000 children are in foster care in the state of Arizona, and are spending their holiday season away from their family or have no family at all. Many of these children will have no tree, no gifts and no holiday traditions to celebrate. Poverty is one thing, but not having family is a tragedy.
To make matters even worse, the Covid-19 virus has affected biological and foster families in a myriad of ways – families have endured the loss of health, life, and income during this crisis. Many children have been home for months, making toys and entertainment even more important than ever.