Packing Party at partner community Temple Israel in Columbus, OH As always, thrilled to collaborate with Rob Scheer of Comfort Cases and Rabbi Sharon Mars of Temple Israel!
It's been an exciting year for Second Nurture. In March, we went national by launching our first Affiliate Branch in Columbus, Ohio. We have three dedicated partner communities that have been working closely with The Buckeye Ranch to provide outreach and training to support existing foster families and encourage more individuals to become licensed foster caregivers. We have held Introductory Sessions, Orientations, and a large community service event with our partners at Comfort Cases in which over 75 volunteers and partner agencies, including The Buckeye Ranch and the Dave Thomas Foundation, packed 300 backpacks filled with pjs, blankets, books, art supplies, toiletries, and more. All bags were donated to The Buckeye Ranch and will go to local foster youth ages 0-18.
In the next few months, Second Nurture Columbus has plans to expand our programming and our staff, and we are planning a second community-wide event in May in celebration of National Foster Care Month. Additionally, Second Nurture is in conversation with two amazing new partner communities to launch in the coming months. 2023 will be another exciting year, so stay tuned!
Susan Silverman, 2N CEO