Our Program Works
one child, one gift, one
For The Seventh Generation serves as a “clearing house” to match those willing to
volunteer time, talents, services or merchandise to Metropolitan Detroit's foster children in
need of support.
First, juvenile justice professionals identify foster children in need of goods or services
that are not currently being provided by available resources.
Then, For The Seventh Generation utilizes community and professional contacts to
identify individuals and organizations that are willing and able to donate needed goods
or services. We seek and obtain commitments from volunteers and businesses specifically
related to the special needs of those foster children and their families.
Next, we connect the foster child in need to the donation by working directly with the
worker assigned to the case and following up to ensure that the exchange is completed
in an efficient and timely manner.
Here are a few examples of the kinds of goods and
services that can make a huge difference in the life of
Metropolitan Detroit's foster children:
- A concerned dentist provides free orthodontic care to one foster child for one year.
- A psychologist provides pro bono services for one family for one year.
- Dance schools give free lessons to a foster child who has dreams of being on stage.
- Radio stations and sports teams provide free tickets to various events to foster families
and residential care facilities.
- Bowling alleys, fitness facilities and restaurants sponsor special events for deserving
foster children to celebrate their special occasions.
- Businesses provide items to repair damaged homes, support educational goals or make
a child’s dream come true.
- Individuals volunteer to mentor a child, coach a team, help a foster child learn to read,
teach a child to draw or provide music lessons.