UPDATE – It is with humble gratitude that we thank you for helping us make a difference in over 51 local NH foster and at risk kids’ lives this Christmas. Your generosity has made an incredible difference and a Christmas for them to remember with great JOY…Thank You!
This year has been challenging in countless ways and we are reminded of that family traveling to Bethlehem who had nothing, but through the kindness of an innkeeper they were given a place to stay.
The “Share The Joy” campaign is our focus for Christmas 2020 as we partner with the NHFAPA [NH Foster and Adoptive Parent Association] and FUMC Kids First program in making a difference in some local children’s lives this Christmas. Thank you for being here and taking the time to learn more about how you can Share The Joy this season.
Meet the kids below and learn more about our partnership with NHFAPA and the President Airial Sillanpaa. Thanks for considering making a difference!
A NOTE FROM AIRIAL –
Hi. I’m Airial, I am beyond excited to be partnering with the FUMC Kids First program in making a difference in local kids lives this Christmas…thank you all for being a part of it.
ABOUT AIRIAL –
Airial Sillanpaa is the President on the NH Foster and Adoptive Parent Assoc. (nhfapa.org) Sillanpaa has been a licensed foster parent since 2009, and has spent the last eleven years advocating for the health and safety of children throughout New Hampshire. Sillanpaa also teaches foster parent licensing classes through the Child Welfare Education Partnership at Granite State College. In addition to two biological daughters, Sillanpaa has adopted four other community children. She balances advocacy and civic volunteerism with parenting six children ages ten and under. Sillanpaa prides herself in resourcing children and families in need through a trusted network of corporate partners, non-profit organizations, faith based initiatives, and other community members. To learn more about the “share the joy” campaign visit ifumcportsmouth.com and learn how you can make this Christmas, special for those living in foster care. To learn more bout FAPA visit https://www.nhfapa.org