The Sarasota Y/Safe Children Coalition and Family Partnership Center will be sponsoring the “15th Annual Peggi MacArthur Foster/Adoptive Family Picnic” on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Through a partnership with The Sarasota Y/Safe Children Coalition, Family Partnership Center, The Trophy Case, Manatee Exchange Clubs, Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County and Toys for Tots, foster and adoptive families and families who are interested in fostering and adopting are provided a day to spend together in a fun filled environment. The event is being held at the GT Bray Park, Amphitheatre area in Bradenton from 12noon to 3:00pm.
The day will give people the opportunity to meet children who are in foster care or are awaiting their “forever family” through adoption. The event provides an opportunity for families who are interested in fostering or adopting to speak to families who already have opened their homes in the Manatee, Sarasota, and Desoto counties.
The event offers family oriented activities such as a face painter, crafts lady, bounce house, rely races, and every child goes home with a prize or a toy. Food donations of hot dogs, sandwiches, chips, and cupcakes are were made available by local organizations and businesses.
The picnic is held each year in honor of Peggi MacArthur and her support to children in foster care. The picnic provides opportunity for our most vulnerable children to enjoy a day of family fun activities and make lasting memories.
If you are interested in learning more about the event, please contact, Andrea Mertyris at 371-4799 ext. 110.
Who: Sarasota Y/Safe Children Coalition; Family Partnership Center; current foster youth; Manatee County Exchange Club volunteers; and Toys for Tots
What: “15th Annual Peggi MacArthur Foster/Adoptive Family” Picnic
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 12Noon to 3:00pm
Where: GT Bray Park, North entrance off 51st Street, Bradenton
Family Partnership Center has hosted the Peggi MacArthur Foster Family Picnic for 15 years. We are excited to combine this event with Safe Children Coalition’s annual Foster/Adoptive Family event for the first time this year. It will be bigger and better than ever. For 20 years, Family Partnership Center has provided parenting education and support serves to families in Manatee, Sarasota, and DeSoto counties to strengthen families and prevent child abuse in at-risk families. We serve approximately 1200 families annually.