Columbia, MO (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
May is Foster Care Awareness Month. The Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association (CMFCAA) is raising awareness for Missouri’s foster children with the “Shoe In For Foster Care” campaign by collecting donated shoes and lining the Capitol Lawn outside the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, MO with shoes from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
CMFCAA’s goal is to collect at least 10,000 pairs of donated shoes, representing each of the more than 10,000 children currently in foster care programs through the state of Missouri.
CMFCAA staff members will be on hand at the event to promote the organization and answer questions about child foster care programs in Mid-Missouri.
StorageMart locations in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri are hosting the “Shoe In For Foster Care” shoe drive. Donated shoes will be accepted from April 9 to May 12 at each of the following StorageMart locations during office hours:
- 2403 Rangeline, Columbia, MO
- 2310 Paris Road, Columbia, MO
- 4000 S. Providence Road, Columbia, MO
- 3500 I-70 Drive Southeast, Columbia, MO
- 2506 W. Worley Street, Columbia, MO
- 2420 St. Mary’s Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO
“Collaboration with partners like StorageMart is what allows CMFCAA to shine a spotlight on children in foster care,” DeAnna Alonso, Executive Director CMFCAA, said. “With May being Foster Care Awareness Month, we’re inviting everyone to join with CMFCAA and StorageMart to put their ‘Shoe In For Foster Care’ by helping us to collect one pair of shoes for each child in foster care in the state of Missouri.”
Following the event, CMFCAA will gift the donated shoes to Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc., who will work in coordination with the Shoeman Water Project to sell the shoes to help fund the building of schools in Haiti and clean water programs in both Haiti and Kenya.
“StorageMart has been a longtime friend and supporter of CMFCAA and Hope for Caribbean Kids,” StorageMart Marketing Director Sarah Little said. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to play a role in an event which not only benefits local communities, but also creates a ripple effect across the world.”
About the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association
Founded in 2007 by former foster children and foster parents, CMFCAA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating, supporting and advocating for foster care and adoptive children in Central Missouri by partnering with community and governmental agencies to provide services and develop healthy and self-sufficient individuals and families.
CMFCAA is the only community service organization in Central Missouri providing for the needs of foster and adoptive children beyond state required levels. CMFCAA is currently assisting more than 640 foster families and 1400 foster children across 13 counties in Mid-Missouri. Their goal is to be a line of support in the area to those families and youth in need. For more information, please visit http://www.ccfosteradopt.com/.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, StorageMart owns and operates 149 full-service self storage facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to renting out self storage units, StorageMart properties offer for purchase a wide variety of high quality packing and moving supplies, making each StorageMart a one-stop shopping spot for all moving, packing and storage needs. For more information, visit http://www.storage-mart.com.
StorageMart Gives is the charitable arm of the company, striving to identify non-profit organizations to work with as partners in each market StorageMart calls home. With the help of Charity Storage, an industry-wide giving program, StorageMart assists in the mission of the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters, women’s shelters, food banks and child foster care and adoption programs.