What better way to kick off the first day in May than sign waving for National Foster Care Month! Erica Owan, a sophomore at Kaua‘i High School, helped organized the sign waving event. Resource caregivers, Department of Human Service staff, and Hui Ho‘omalu staff joined together to promote awareness for the need of more resource families by waving signs in their community on the island of Kaua‘i. Their cheerful homemade signs had such sayings as, “Hug Your Keiki, Foster Care Month, and Love Your Keiki.”
Kaua‘i County Council, JoAnn Yukimura who is also a resource caregiver, thanked and supported Monica and Erica for organizing the event and said, “Mahalo to all of you who recruit and support foster families. Mahalo to the awesome foster families!”
With comments such as, “Good to be able to be of help…call me again next time” (Adult Protective & Community Service, Jefferson Venzon), “Had a nice time yesterday sign waving!” (Kaua‘i CWS Sector Administrator, ‘Iwalani Ka‘auwai-Herrod), and “Count us in again for next year” (Na Lei Wili, Fran Becker), we are sure to continue spreading Foster Care awareness through signs and cheers.