- Three little sisters reunite
- Charity Runner Laura finds a creative way to raise money for foster kids
- Austin and Teddy– a group of old friends makes a big impact
- The Executive Director’s Corner
- Get involved: Become a Charity Runner or attend a free foster parent orientation
Mountain Circle Reno: Three sisters reunite
In the world of foster care, change can be a constant. For their entire lives, these three sisters were unable to live together in one family. Delilah and Heaven remained in one home, while their sister Stephanie was separated from the pack. They saw each other at school, and often spoke of their hopes reunification- but due to a lack of foster homes, it simply wasn’t possible.
Delilah and Heaven’s Mountain Circle foster mom, Gwen, was determined to provide stability and love until a larger foster home could be found for all three of them. Through time spent with Gwen, Delilah and Heaven were able to learn how to love and trust again, and on April 14th, they were reunited in a more permanent home. Because of foster parents like Gwen, these girls have a bright future, together!
Mountain Circle works hard to keep siblings under one roof, but it is our amazing foster parents who make it a ‘home,’ who read the bedtime stories, and who forever change the lives of these special children – even if the child’s stay in their home is temporary.
Support Mountain Circle’s Foster Kids and you may win a handmade quilt!
Meet Laura: “I am participating in Running With the Bears as a Charity Runner and this will be my third time Running the marathon. EVERY single person who donates at least $25 to my fundraising page will get their name into a drawing to win this lap size quilt. The drawing will be on July 4th, and I will pay for shipping in the U.S. Thank you for helping me to help foster kids! You can find my fundraising page here: https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/Laura-Hendrix-Filbeck Thank you and have a blessed day.”
⇒ 100% of funds raised by Charity Runners supports Mountain Circle, a non-profit foster care and adoption agency. THANK YOU!!!
These Ladies Are Unstoppable…
Delta Nu is a service and friendship sorority that has been helping the Chico community for over 50 years! The members range in age from their early 20’s to their 80’s, and their purpose is to get together and plan fun events to raise money for groups that help their hometown of Chico. Delta Nu also enjoys getting involved with other organizations that need help putting on their events, such as Mountain Circle’s annual fundraiser, the Running with the Bears Marathon, ½ Marathon, and 10K.
This August, Delta Nu will be helping Mountain Circle for the 3rd year in a row, managing an aid station for Running with the Bears! Aid stations are a vital component to the success of this fundraising event, and we couldn’t do it without the support of such enthusiastic, energetic, and creative volunteers!
Delta Nu not only helps out at the Marathon, but they give back directly to our foster kids. In April, this amazing group of ladies donated several handmade bags full of age and gender-specific items for children newly placed in foster care, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, coloring books and crayons, and a soft stuffed animal to cuddle with for a younger child.
This is Austin.
He was recently placed in a foster home in Quincy, California, and he received one of the bags created by Delta Nu. Austin was ecstatic when he opened the bag of goodies, and immediately named his stuffed animal, “Teddy.” Austin keeps a close eye on “Teddy”, and frequently has him in town when his Social Worker comes to visit. Thank you, Delta Nu for expanding your service and support far beyond your own community!
Upcoming foster parent trainings offered in the Mountain Circle Chico office:
Non -Violent Crisis Intenvention (NVCI) Part 1:
Tuesday, May 10. 8:30am-5pm
Saturday, May 14. 8:30am-5pm
NVCI Part 2:
Friday, May 20. 8:30am-5pm
Mountain Circle’s Executive Director’s Corner:
What does Meat Loaf and Human Capital have to do with Destructive Entitlement? An old wise tale, which talks about meatloaf comes to mind… Read the blog on Dr. Rossington’s LinkedIn Page.
Want to read more? We publish two blogs, one about the work of Mountain Circle Family Services, Inc. FOLLOW THE MOUNTAIN CIRCLE BLOG and one about the Running with the Bears event (Mountain Circle’s annual fundraiser). Don’t miss out on the latest news! GO TO THE RUNNING WITH THE BEARS BLOG