Treehouse for Kids Holiday Drive – Giving foster kids a childhood and a future
WPC will be holding their Treehouse Holiday Drive a bit differently this year. The method of gift delivery will not be the same, but the children’s needs are still the same. Treehouse provides services for over 8000 children living in foster care from academic support to holiday gifts, fees for school and extracurricular success and network support as they transition into adulthood. Below are some responses to the question posed to Treehouse 2020 graduating seniors.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Alexis, Mount Tahoma High School: “Graduating is important to me because I’ll be the first in my family to be graduating from high school. In ten years, I see myself working alongside other foster youth helping them reach their goals.”
Bailey, Rogers High School: “Graduating was important to me because it’s going to give me this opportunity to excel in every way that I want to in life and achieve anything I need to. As long as I graduate high school, I can do anything. In ten years, I see myself as a pediatric nurse. “
Mapenzi, Franklin High School: “Going to college is very important to me because I grew up in refugee camp. It was very hard for a young man to get a good education and to have a better future in their lives. In refugee camp I hoped to become something and get an education. And when I came to the United States, I find hope and opportunities around me and I’ll be going to UW in the fall. In ten years, I see myself helping refugees around the world to have a better future and bright future in their lives and give them the opportunities to be who they want to be.”
The Treehouse Wearhouse is closed to shopping for the time being but staff are still fulfilling requests and sending or delivering gifts to children. At this time, one way WPC donors can help is to make a financial donation. Click on this link to go directly to Treehouse to make a donation. Now more than ever, we can make that needed difference in a foster child’s life so they can approach a similar level of support that our own children have and need.
If you have questions, please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-525-8787.