Saturday, December 14, 2019
Children in foster care around Michigan will be granted a special holiday wish this Christmas thanks to an annual volunteer effort called Operation Good Cheer.
Through the program, which partnered with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services employees, children are able to make a wish list of gifts they would like for Christmas. Volunteers purchase and wrap the gifts and on Saturday, Dec. 7, the gifts are transported to foster care children around the state.
“The holidays are a particularly difficult time for the more than 13,000 Michigan children in foster care who are separated from their families and friends,” said JooYeun Chang, executive director of the Children’s Services Agency at MDHHS, said in a release. “We are grateful that Child and Family Services of Michigan, donors and volunteers are bringing joy to children in foster care during the holidays.”
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