Adoption and foster care are two very important things in my life. The process of adoption and foster care is extremely vital for many families and children who are in need of loving and caring permanent home. With today’s standards currently in place adoption and foster care can often be overlooked and not improved to ensure children find the best possible family to care for them and help them grow into the best person they can be.
This Saturday, June 20th, thousands of Oklahomans will walk to raise awareness for foster care and child adoption. The 5 consecutive Walk A Mile In My Shoes Event is set to raise awareness for over 13,000 foster children in Oklahoma. The walk will take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Bricktown Ballpark at Bricktown Ballpark. This event has taken place over the course of the past 4 years and has grown each year. In total 2,800 people have participated but this year the organizing groups hope to shatter that record and gain more support. All sorts of donations are accepted if you are inclined to help this worthy cause. From what I have seen online regarding the event, supporters are asking for any donations of new/gently used suitcases as well as shoes in all sizes as the main points for donations.
For more information regarding Walk A Mile In My Shoes Event please check out the organizations website and see how you can help out here: http://walkamilefostercareevent.com/. Any donation will make a huge difference and is much needed for foster care children.