National Foster Care Month

Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families is the theme for National Foster Care Month. What does this mean and how do we empower caregivers and strengthen families? At Many Lights, it means we provide resources, information, and practical supports that improve chances for success as a family — and thus for the child.

With a focus on children in foster care who are eligible for adoption, our goal is to enable and support adoptive parents and relative caregivers who open their hearts and homes to these kids.

Our approach is a longer-term solution that empowers caregivers and strengthens families so that children finally find their forever family and finally have a place to call home and a place to heal.

These forever families will live in Hope Lights, a multigenerational neighborhood committed to supporting adoptive families in ways big and small.

Neighbors babysit, become friends, listen, mentor and tutor, walk children to school, or may even hold an art class or a teen circle. Professionals educate caregivers about the effects of trauma and provide training so they have the tools needed to positively influence a child’s behavior and social-emotional skills. Staff work to nurture a well-connected community and make sure children, and those caring for them, receive any behavioral health services they need.

GiveBIG is in one week. Thanks to our Board of Directors, we have a Matching Grant of $4,000 that will increase the impact of your gift. Plus, make a GiveBIG donation and you have the chance to be selected for a $2,500 Dollar for Change award. You can find additional details at

Please include Many Lights in your GiveBIG plans and help us create forever families for children in foster care.

Pre-schedule your donation today, or make your donation next Wednesday, May 10, using this link.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Helen Lakeru
Executive Director and Founder
Many Lights Foundation

Many Lights Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the pain of abuse and neglect of children living in kinship and foster care by providing them with permanent homes in a multigenerational neighborhood called Hope Lights. To volunteer, donate, or learn more, visit us at