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From Foster Kid to College Scholar: Progams, financial help are in place to help Michigan's foster children excel

One of the most important factors influencing whether or not a child will be successful in school and ultimately go on to college is stability at home – and stability, let alone a consistent home, are frequently among the many things lacking in the lives of Michigan’s foster children. The result is a shocking statistic: […]

Changing the lives of foster children one smile at a time

Maria Pinzon, D.D.S. I first heard about For The Seventh Generation and the possibility of working with metro area foster children when my patient Kelly Ramsey approached me in late 2004. Pro bono work has always been part of my practice, so I was happy to help, and thrilled when in early 2005, I started […]

Getting the Goods for Metro Detroit's Foster Children – Help Closet Coordinator Shirley Roseman

“Lorraine Weber and Kelly Ramsey’s mission to meet the needs of our area’s foster children tugged at my heart,” says For The Seventh Generation Help Closet Coordinator and all-round Angel of Making Things Happen Shirley Roseman. “I have a heart for children, especially children in need, and working with this organization is right down my […]

Holiday Bazaar Brings Christmas Cheer to Detroit-Area Foster Children

— Help Closet Coordinator Shirley Roseman Starting with a special kick-off event on Saturday, December 15th and running during our Help Closet’s regular hours through Friday, Dec. 21st, the first FTSG Help Closet Holiday Bazaar served approximately seventy metro Detroit foster children, foster families, and foster care workers this holiday season. Our kickoff event, which […]

Play It Forward Rocked the House!

Our Music Lesson for Foster Kids Program Raised (at least) $2500 in Just Six Hours! – Sonya Mastick, Chair, Play It Forward! Thanks to the energy of several volunteers and the fantastic music of Ellen Keyt and Deb Fedon, we had a turnout of at least two hundred people and were able to raise at […]

Metro-area foster children need orthodontic care

– Lorraine Weber, FTSG Executive Director When Kelly Ann Ramsey and I began For The Seventh Generation we shared a dream that metro Detroit’s foster children should have the same kinds of “extras” that other children have – the kinds of things that help a child not just to survive, but to thrive. We started […]

DMBAF and FTSG launch a busy holiday season for foster children

It’s a time of good cheer, a time to be busy (and busier, and busier), and a time to get used to the fact that yes, summer is really over in Michigan. But the winter holidays are also a time to support our favorite charities – and what better way to share the bounty of […]

October Open House Introduces Fifty Foster Care Professionals to FTSG, Play It Forward!, and the New Help Closet

On Friday October 19, approximately fifty foster care professionals from throughout the metro Detroit area enjoyed good music, good food, and a great introduction to FTSG and our new services – the Play It Forward! music lesson and Help Closet programs. A scrumptious lunch was provided by Panera of Grosse Pointe and Dino’s Restaurant and […]

Michigan Foster Care Budget Goes Up – Still Not Enough

While we were busy focusing on In Seventh Heaven, our legislature and governor did a good thing for our state’s foster children – they agreed on, and the governor signed, a budget allotting an additional $3 per day to support each foster child. While we don’t have official total numbers at this time – at least, not in […]

In Seventh Heaven 2012 Brings Communities Together in Style!

The evening was a scorcher with temps in the 80’s, but it was cool on the riverfront as members of southeast Michigan’s legal, artistic, and faith communities came together in support of For The Seventh Generation during In Seventh Heaven – Magic and Music in Motown this past Saturday. Participants rocked out to the Jill Jack Band […]

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