Making fall fun for foster children

Published 6:11 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010

By Theadoris Morris

The holiday season is here, and children in Chilton County are excited and ready for the festivities and fun Fall brings.

The Chilton County Foster/Adoptive Parents Association (CCFAPA), whose members represent approximately 34 foster homes, is on a mission to raise funds for foster and adoptive children to be able to participate in fall events again this year.

Each year the CCFAPA tries to raise money to fund outings and fun days such as: movies, theme parks, dinners, recreation centers, bowling and etc., for children living in foster and adoptive homes.

“These events are a way for the kids to do something that they enjoy and wouldn’t normally get to do,” said Chris Handley, association president. “It’s hard for parents with five or six kids to go out to eat, so these events mean a lot to them, and they have a lot of fun.”

The CCFAPA is raising money to go to the Pumpkin Patch and possibly a haunted hayride for the older children, and are asking individuals and organizations in the community to consider contributing to this fundraiser.

“The last few years we took the older children to Atrox Factory, but this year want to take them somewhere different,” said Handley.

Any size donation is greatly appreciated, and all contributors will be recognized at the next association meeting.

Because the CCFAPA is a non-profit organization, all donations are tax-exempt.

For more information, please call Mary Mims, treasurer, at 205-389-0824 or Chris Handley, association president, at 205-389-5702.