The success of the early events became the foundation of the now widely recognized, annual Spring Resource Fair and Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
Too many foster youth are not aware of the variety of services available to them. Events hosted by the Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation include resources for services and support, clothing, and hygiene items.
Currently we provide support to former foster youth who are college students. Our purchases have included books, winter clothing and school supplies. We work directly with the financial aid office when there are challenges with tuition. We also serve as the ear that is always there to listen.
Former foster youth who are homeless often seek support from the Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation. We have assisted these former foster youth with relocation, job placement and clothing.
Many of these youth now have children of their own. All events include clothing for toddlers and young children.
As a result of the extensive network of collaborative partners the foundation has embraced, we are able to refer a variety of services to former foster youth.