Foster Friendly Business in Virginia
Supporting Local Foster Families Is A Win-Win
For Your Business and Community
What Does It Take To Make Your Business Foster Friendly?
For all the coffee shops that thrive on the stream of mini vans rolling up to your drive thru after school carpool…
For the day spas, nail salons and hair stylists who help busy moms keep their cool…
For the dealerships that sell large-capacity vans…
For the photographers who specialize in teen portraits…
For family-friendly recreation and entertainment destinations…
If your business relies on kids, families and parents to grow, you have the opportunity and privilege to show up for kids and families in foster care by creating an exclusive service offering or discount to support foster families.
Supporting Foster Families Isn’t Just A Heart Issue; It’s A Smart Issue
You likely get requests every day to sponsor this or promote that. It’s hard enough to remain profitable these days, so how do you discern what to say yes to?
It really comes down to understanding your why. Here are three reasons that a commitment to support foster care makes good business sense.
Non Controversial Social Responsibility – caring well for kids in foster care is one issue everyone can get behind that garners broad-based support.
Generational Impact – Investing in foster families has the power to create generational change. Businesses that support foster care are helping create sustainable change in foster care.
Significant Community and Economic Impact – When kids in foster care age out (at age 18) without a stable, loving family they are at greatly increased risk for 10 social wounds that directly impact our communities and they’ll require an average of $300,000 in social services over their lifetimes.
Kids who age out of foster care without a family are at far greater risk for these top 10 social wounds:
How We Appreciate And Acknowledge Your Business’ Support of Foster Care
When you choose to participate in our Foster Friendly App we do our best to recognize and appreciate you!
Here are some of the ways we do this:
Showcase your business on the app.
Feature your logo on our website
Profile your business on our social media platforms
(LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook) at least once a year.
We’d also love to create a video story about your business’ commitment.
ways to make an impact
impact your employees
Update your company's HR package to include foster-friendly policies that encourage fostering and adopting.
impact foster families
Become a "Foster-Friendly Business" by offering rewards and discounts to children and families in foster care through our "Foster Friendly" App.
IMPACT YOUR PEERS
Give other socially-conscious business leaders the opportunity to help end one of Virginia's worst social crisis by spreading the word about VKB and our mission.
IMPACT YOUR WAY
VKB has had many unique offers, such as a financial institution offering to teach free financial literacy classes to birth families. Have a unique idea for impact? Contact us!
impact the children
Contribute financially to VKB's mission and give children in foster care a face, a voice, & belonging.
IMPACT THE FUTURE
Become a LifeGuide mentor or provide on the job training opportunities for teens who have aged out of foster care.
Or, contact Karen Parsons at email@example.com to discuss specific ways your business can become foster-friendly.