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Giving Foster Children a Bed to Call Their Own

January 7, 2016

For The Seventh Generation has provided over 100 beds and cribs to foster families in need When people are expecting a child through pregnancy, the key word is, “expecting.” Even people who are surprised by a pregnancy have nine months to get the necessities together: diapers, clothing, and a crib for the baby to sleep […]

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

December 8, 2014

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 […]

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

September 9, 2014

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, […]

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

August 21, 2014

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 […]

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Weekly Wish List — Books & Beds (and cribs!) For Foster Kids Edition:

June 4, 2014

This week (and through June 13) we’re collecting books — particularly books for teens — for our Busy Bee Book Fair For Foster Kids, which will take place on June 18 as part of Wayne County DHS’s “Summer Safety Extravaganza.” In addition, we’re facing a critical, ongoing shortage of beds and cribs. These items are […]

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Changing the lives of foster children one smile at a time

February 14, 2013

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 […]

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Metro-area foster children need orthodontic care

November 26, 2012

– 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 […]

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DMBAF and FTSG launch a busy holiday season for foster children

November 19, 2012

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 […]

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