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Help ‘Our’ Kids Stay With Their Families While in Foster Care

By Elyse Heidlebaugh Imagine going through this as a child or teen: Through no fault of your own, you’re being taken away from your parents – and, quite possibly, separated from your siblings. You’ve got nothing but the clothes on your back and possibly a hastily-packed trash bag with a few of your things. And […]

School Clothing Drive 2014 a Huge Win for Our Foster Kids!

Take one corporation, a locally-owned business, a community organization, and countless individuals, and what do you get? In our case, the result was a very successful 2014 school clothing drive for metro Detroit-area foster children and teens. Troy-based Meritor raised more than $3,400 during their September Jeans Day. Kid’s Planet Resale of Royal Oak collected […]

School Days Can Be Difficult for Foster Children & Teens, But YOU Can Make Them Easier!

Remember those first days of school every year? When you couldn’t wait to show off your new clothes and shoes, see your friends – and maybe even learn a thing or two? Those of us who grew up in stable families fortunate to be able to remember our school years in terms of new clothes, […]

Do Just One Thing and YOU Can Lower the Poverty Rate, Prevent Homelessness, and Keep People Out of Prison

By Elise Heidlebaugh (Ed. Note: This is the first in a series of posts by FTSG super-volunteer and donor Elyse Heidlebaugh. Elyse is eager to start a conversation, so comments are open on this post but will be moderated to keep the spam level to a dull roar.) Warning: This blog post may make you […]

Helping Our Foster Children & Teens Enjoy the Gift of Music: Play It Forward

by Sonya Mastic, Play It Forward Committee Chair Even though I grew up with my birth family, we had a very limited income. This meant that I didn’t have the same options as the other kids, including the chance to make my dream of taking music lessons come true. But at least I had my […]

Meet FTSG "Super Donor" & Volunteer Elyse Heidelbaugh

She Gives Her Time, Her Money and Her Passion —  and Starting This Month She’ll be Blogging About “Our” Foster Children For The Seventh Generation lets me ask what our foster children want, and by doing that it helps me extend my motherhood. Elyse Heidelbaugh of Berkley has been an FTSG donor and volunteer for […]

Dearborn Woman Buys New Crib for Baby Entering Foster Care

One Crib, and Two Foster Children’s Lives are Changed… I have always … truly believe[ed] that if a small gesture of kindness or opportunity is given to someone, it has the potential to multiply into great things. I hope that this crib is just the start of good things to come — for both the […]

Hot Nights, Hot Music, Hot Art – 2nd Motor City Songbirds Raises Over $1500 for Metro Detroit Foster Kids

On Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28, the 2nd annual Motor City Songbirds Festival packed and rocked the house at PJ’s Lager House in Corktown – and raised over $1,500 for Play It Forward, For The Seventh Generation’s music program for foster children and teens. Sonya Mastick, the chair of Play It Forward, summed […]

474 Detroit-Area Foster Teens, Children, and Families Served in the 1st Half of 2014!

During our 2014 In Seventh Heaven gala, FTSG Executive Director Lorraine Weber vowed that our organization would double last year’s performance and serve 1,000 Detroit-area foster children, families, and teens in and aging out of the foster care system in 2014. Thanks to YOU, we’re practically halfway there! In first half of this year, YOU […]

Anatomy of a Miracle: Detroit Optometrists Come Forward to Provide Special Glasses to a Young Man in Foster Care

Near the end of May, FTSG’s Shirley Roseman received an urgent email about a young man in foster care who needed a new pair of glasses. The problem? Thomas Robertson has a light-sensitivity problem, and Medicaid doesn’t reimburse for the transition lenses he needs. Not only that, but Thomas will be “aging out” of the […]

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