Jordan's Furniture Sponsors Summer Mixer to Find Homes for Children in Foster Care
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Furniture World Magazine
Over a hundred children in foster care, families from around Massachusetts and scores of social workers came together on Saturday, July 28th at Assumption College, all with one goal in mind...to find permanent homes for some of the hundreds of older children in foster care. The event was sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture and Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President and CEO.
“Jordan’s has been a part of the adoption and foster care community for over 12 years now”, says Tatelman, referring to the dozens of Jordan’s initiatives that have occurred over the years. “Once we saw how many kids, especially older kids, who were looking for families, we started to do whatever we could to help out.”
The event at Assumption College included a special group of guests. Private invitations were sent to families throughout Massachusetts who have already been home-studied and MAPP Trained. The study and training means that the families are ready to adopt. Invitations were also sent out to social workers of the many older children (ages 7 to 16) currently in foster care and legally ready for adoption.
The hope for “The Adoption Summer Mixer” was to make the connection between child and adult. The event included morning workshops, a catered lunch, and an afternoon carnival. The afternoon festivities created a non-threatening atmosphere where guests got to know each other. “These connections can change the life of both the children and the families. It is what it is all about and is much more rewarding than just selling furniture!” concludes Tatelman.
In partnership with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Department of Children & Families (DCF), Jordan’s has organized dozens of adoption events and countless foster care recruitment efforts over the years. Due to these efforts, over 220 children have found permanent homes. The Jordan’s projects have included underwriting adoption events, coordinating aggressive foster family recruitment programs, and financing media campaigns to bring awareness to the causes.
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