2015/2016: Giving a VOICE to The Department of Health and Human Services Foster Care Program
THE ROCK ALLIANCE exists to provide a voice to non-profit organizations doing great things in Michigan’s Great Southwest. ROCK 107 WIRX’s mission is to take the stories of great people doing great things and tell you about them, with the hope that you will learn more and help more.
In 2015 and 2016, we’ve chosen to support some of Southwest Michigan’s most vulnerable groups of community members: kids without a home.
Berrien County typically has between 350-400 children in foster care on any given day; less than 80 homes in Berrien County are foster care homes. When foster care homes don’t exist, children are uprooted and sent to other counties, away from friends and even from siblings, so they can be placed in a foster care home.
YOU can become a foster care home easily. No matter the size of your home, your marital status, or own/rent status, you can keep Berrien County kids in our area by becoming a foster care home. To inquire, contact Heather Hoffman at (269) 934-2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2015, ROCK 107 WIRX helped make an impact for the Foster Care program in Berrien County by:
Increasing foster family inquiries by 54% over 2014’s numbers
Providing more than 697 pairs of gloves during Mi Mitts for Kids drive with Slumberland Furniture, thanks to your donations
Hosting a Pub Crawl in March 2015, which raised over $2000 for emergency funding for the program
Partnering with Slumberland Furniture to raise over $6100 for kids who have aged out of the Foster Care program and are starting life on their own as adults
Providing all foster care children with their own special Christmas present during Operation Good Cheer: Christmas in August, sponsored by Slumberland Furniture. Over 375 presents were given out
Raising over $1200 for Foster Care funding during our 3-Day Motorcycle Ride event in September, sponsored by The Food District
Providing passes and tickets to events for Foster Care children and their foster parents to events such as Chicago Fire hockey games, Kids Christmas Carnival and Summer Jam 2015 to see Cassadee Pope
Here are more great ways in which ROCK 107 WIRX will be helping the Foster Care program in 2016. Please be a part of these events!
On Friday, Brock & Hunter swung by the Berrien County DHHS Foster Care Holiday event for some fun, food, and GIFTS! Not for them of course, but for the kids! It truly was amazing to see some
We joined a ton of bikers in a ride through the lower peninsula for a cause! Check out the photos we captured on our ride through beautiful Pure Michigan with some pretty incredible people. This ride, this
Tuesday, August 2nd, ROCK 107 WIRX’s Rock Alliance and Slumberland Furniture presented CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST, a chance to help the Foster Care Program of Berrien County give children a great Christmas. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy
Amanda Olson stopped by to chat with Brock about Christmas in August on Tuesday 8/2/16 Join us at Slumberland Furniture to help the foster kids of Berrin County have their best Christmas yet!
Here’s another chance to help our foster kids in Southwest Michigan! It’s Christmas in August! Abby with the DHHS stopped by to give some info on our upcoming event at Slumberland! Check it out!
Amanda Olson, Foster Care Licensing Specialist with DHHS, stopped by to recap some great things going on with our Rock Alliance! Check it!
THANK YOU WIRX LISTENERS!!! The Rock Alliance received this great looking photo from the Foster Care Program in Berrien County! These are all of the donations received from the MY OWN DUFFLE BAG fundraiser held at Slumberland Furniture.
WOW! Our My Own Duffle Bag drive for Berrien County Foster Kids was a smash success! Here’s what YOU accomplished: More than 55 Duffle Bags with supplies dropped off More than $200 in cash donated Many personal