Every week we feature an update from one of JAR’s partner organizations. Here’s the latest news from young ladies of Foster Pride.
The teens participating in Foster Pride’s HandMade had a good holiday season!
The young women, who spend months learning how to crochet and market a line of unique crocheted goods under the HandMade by Foster Pride label, had a big holiday sale and SOLD OUT everything!
All of their beautiful scarves, blankets, hats, and more went home with happy customers! And just in time for the girls to buy their own holiday presents.
The girls (as always), get to keep all of the proceeds from their sales. Not only that, walking along the street one day, one of the girls in the program actually saw a real, live person she didn’t know, wearing one of the HandMade by Foster Pride scarves and it was pretty exciting!
Of course now that they’ve sold out, they have had to replenish things to sell on Foster Pride’s Etsy site.
The children’s flowered pocketbook pictured is always a favorite.
Hats? Scarves? Flowers you can pin on a suit jacket or dress? Other requests?
Let Foster Pride know what you’d like them to make next!
Many of these teenage women are in a foster care group home because they were in a crisis situationâoften abuse-relatedâand unable to live at home. The group home and the HandMade classes, provide a safe, structured environment for these at-risk teens to participate in this job-preparedness program. In addition, the JAR Financial Literacy Wokshops help safeguard these young women from poverty, by helping them develop the skills they need to enhance their financial competence, so that they can exercise control over their future.
Learn more about Foster Pride and other JAR grantees on our Partners and Grants page.