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January 2017   
CHS Wish List Brings Gifts of Joy to our Waiting Kids and Young Adults

Children's Home Society is proud of the efforts of our staff and humbled by the generosity of our friends and supporters, who guaranteed a Happy Holidays for dozens of our foster kids and The Possibilities Project (TPP) young adults. Our TPP youth made a list of items they wanted or needed and CHS social workers added that to a Wish List for our kids waiting to be adopted , which we posted on our website and Facebook 
    We were overwhelmed by the community response! All of the items were delivered by our generous friends, some of them taking on entire sections of Santa's long list. The gifts were delivered to our offices, where our staff and volunteers bundled them up and delivered directly to eager children. We even were able to provide Christmas trees and decorations for our independently-living TPP youth in their new homes.  Thanks to all who contributed to this amazing display of Holiday Spirit!
Acts of Kindness:
Early in November we received a special gift; an anonymous donor sent a FedEx containing thirteen tickets to the
Broadway in Richmond  performance of Elf The Musical at the Altria Theatre! We were able to invite some very excited children, who otherwise may have never attended a professional live production, or had a reason to dress up for a holiday outing. Several of our staff joined them on a cold winter's night for a warm dinner and a spectacular event.
Thanks Secret Santa, whoever you are!
CHS Movie Events for January 
CHS invites you to attend:
Resilience: The Biology of Stress, and the Science of Hope, at Resilience:
The Biology of Stress, and the Science of Hope. Provided by SCAN. 
Morning Screening: 
Tuesday, January 17,  8:30 AM
Robinson Theater Community Arts Center 2903 Q St, Richmond, VA 23223 Churchill
Also an Evening Screening:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017,  6:00 PM
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital,  Auditorium room number #164, located in the Education Center.    
To attend, please call 804-257-7226 or email kread@grscan.com

We are also excited about our upcoming Adoptive Family Movie Night in Fredericksburg on January 26th. We will be screening "Paper Tigers" for our adoptive parents, while the children will be viewing "Finding Dory" next door!
Stay Connected!

Thank you for all the likes, comments, and shares on our Facebook posts. Your activity helps us reach even more people with news and information about CHS and our waiting kids. I f you haven't yet, please "like" us to stay connected and be part of the conversation -- and help us spread the news about CHS and our impactful work!

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Wendy's Fundraiser for Adoption is Tue, Jan 17th, 5-9 pm
Portion of 
proceeds donated to 
CHS from 
participating  
Wendy's
restaurants!*

Make sure you join us Tuesday night at a participating Wendy's Restaurant!* Starboard Group, which owns several dozen stores in the Richmond region, has generously offered to donate a generous portion of their proceeds earned from 5-9 pm to CHS!  Wendy's has a wonderful menu of salads, baked potatoes and chili...in addition to "juicy" hamburgers. So please share our event posted on Facebook and invite all of your friends and family to chow down for the children!  Thank you Starboard Group!


*Participating Wendy's Restaurants:
RICHMOND: 4805 W Broad St;  9116 W. Broad St;  5212 Brook Rd;  8300 Brook Rd; 172 E. Belt Blvd; 4026 Glenside Dr; 6824 Hull St; 4507 Jefferson Davis Hwy; 2200 Laburnum, Ave; 4609 Williamsburg Rd.
CHESTER: 13201 Kingston Ave; 2510 W. Hundred Rd.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS: 1709 Colonial Heights Blvd; 3680 South Park Blvd
GLEN ALLEN: 4231 Pouncy Tract Rd; 10177 Brook Rd
ASHLAND: 807 England St;  11650 Lakeridge Pkwy
BLACKSTONE: 1419 S. Main St.
CHESTERFIELD: 6451 Centralia Rd.
HOPEWELL: 5103 Oaklawn Blvd.
PETERSBURG: 1859 S. Crater Rd
POWHATAN: 1792 So. Creek One
Waiting Child Spotlight: 
LANCE

16-year-old Lance enjoys being active and learning about new things. Lance is a veggie lover and enjoys trying new food. He has expressed a love for Thai, Indian, Dominican and Jamaican food. He enjoys taking time to himself by walking around the neighborhood or through the woods. Lance would love to be adopted but hopes to stay close to where he is now. He has some good friends that are like family. He is excited to explore his options and is hoping to find a family who will accept him for who he is. He would love a laid back family who will trust him and allow him to be a teenager. Lance knows he needs rules and supervision, and he's learning how to adjust to a home where these exist. Lance is open to a 1 or 2 parent home where there may be kids and pets. He's open to same gendered couples and has no preference when it comes to race/ethnicity.
 

We need your help to find Lance and all of our waiting kids the permanent family every child deserves. Please like and share the photos and videos of waiting kids we post on our  Facebook  page. And make sure to visit our Waiting Children page on our website
too!  Thank you!