December 2020 Newsletter
THANK YOU FOR DOING SO MUCH TO HELP SO MANY
The NOAS Team wants to take this day to GIVE YOU ALL a BIG THANK YOU for supporting us all year long whether you have fostered, adopted, mentored, volunteered or donated in any way. Especially during this crazy year of ups and downs.

As we look to the future, you have our promise: NOAS will remain committed to meeting children, families, and young adults where they are and to providing the necessary support for them to thrive.
NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK (NIVW)
December 6 – 12, 2020. NIVW is observed annually in December to remind everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu to be protected during the upcoming winter and holiday months. Winter is near and there is still time to get your flu shot.
JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING VIRTUAL ONLINE FOSTER AND
ADOPTIVE CLASSES
If you are ready to start the fostering and adopting process, kick off the new year by attending a free training series starting on January 6, 2021! Classes fill up quickly, so make sure to call Cindy Wallis to register for your spot today: 330-984-0873.
GET YOUR PEACE SIGN ORNAMENT TO SUPPORT NOAS THIS DECEMBER
Please support NOAS during the month of December by buying #Ivory & Birch Christmas decor floral peace sign ornament. Item is $18 and 100% proceeds goes to support NOAS. Gift one, keep one as a beautiful reminder of generosity and gratitude all while helping foster children.
UPCOMING EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE FOR...
NOAS’ is planning their Annual Evening with Dominic Tocco and Brotherhood is booked for Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 6:00-10:00 pm! Stay tuned for more details as we are hoping next year we will be able to celebrate children and families with you!
PAST EVENTS
NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH #SHAREAPOST
Thank you to everyone who took the time to #ShareAPost on their social media of some of Ohio's children who are waiting to find a forever family.
ANGEL TREE PROGRAM
We would like to thank the amazing donors, volunteers, and community partners who made our “Angel Tree” possible once again! Over 100 kids, teens and young adults will be receiving Christmas gifts because of YOUR kindness!
BOARDMAN EMERGING LEADERS
The Boardman Emerging Leaders are happily donating over $1,000 worth of gifts to children this holiday. They will be distributed through the Comfort & Hope program ran by Wanda Marland, who provides birthday bags to local children through NOAS and Mahoning County Children Services. We truly appreciate The Boardman Emerging Leaders partnership with The Boardman Rotary, whose extremely generous donation allowed them to make this a holiday the kids won’t soon forget. What a phenomenal program.
WAITING KIDS
Mercades desires a family of any structure as long as they are “nice, loving and caring.” She is very affectionate and tends to connect quickly to parent figures.