Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Foster Parent Exposition

Foster Parent Expo at the Wake County Orphan & Foster Kid Centre

Assalamualykum my name is Khizr Kazmi, and I have been a member of the 99 Orphans
team for a very long time and have been going to many of the team events. Recently I volunteered at the Foster Kid expo, where parents who have adopted a foster kid, and their friends were invited to learn about existing foster kids available for adoption. They also had vending tables for foster parents businesses, this helped the publicity and popularity of businesses ran by foster parents. Overall this was a successful event, so much that Channel 5 news came to this event, and was sponsored by Panera Bread. At this event we distributed lunch to foster parents, this gave us the opportunity to meet new people, and we gave them free lunch, as it would for everyone, it made them happy

1 comment:

  1. Salaams, my name is Zain and this is my second year working with the 99 orphans program. I enjoy helping make a positive impact on the community around me, so when I heard about this team and their mission, I couldn't say no. It is statistically evident that in North Carolina, specifically Wake County, the number of orphans and foster children continue to grow at a steady pace. To help make an impact in this area, we as a team conducted numerous clothing drives in order to collect all types of clothing for foster children in Wake County. For the orphans, our team conducted numerous charitable events including tea parties and and iftaars in the past. In 2017 we were able to reach our goal of 99 sponsoring 99 orphans and we hope to accomplish the same in 2018. To get things going, our team decided to host a 99 orphans spring fest through which we would be able to gain funds to support orphans across the globe. The event would attract many muslims in the community through the great variety of food as well as the many different activities for the children. I'm very excited for the event and I believe this will help us raise enough funds for a handful of orphans. Can't wait to see all of you guys there!