The Beaumont Foundation awarded Buckner Foster Care and Adoption $198,300 to provide clothing for children in Buckner’s care across the state. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Ed Keller, Beaumont Foundation chief operating officer, presented the first award amount to Albert Reyes, Buckner president and CEO.
“Statewide foster care is very important to our board of directors and the staff at the Beaumont Foundation,” Keller said. “We believe in feeding the hungry and clothing the poor.”
In the last 10 years, annual contributions from the Beaumont Foundation have totaled $1,312,200 in support of Buckner Foster Care and Adoption.
“Clothing helps a child’s self-esteem when he or she has been abused, abandoned or neglected,” JoAnn Cole, Buckner Vice President for Foster Care and Adoption said, “Proving clothing helps teach life skills, personal hygiene and grooming. The ability to go shopping for clothing helps empower kids towards self-sufficiency.”
Created in 2001, the Beaumont Foundation is a non-profit awarding grant funding to enrich and enhance the lives of children, youth, families and the elderly in need.
The Foundation provides grants and scholarships to a broad range of charitable, religious and educational organizations across the United States. The Foundation supports organizations that seek to improve lives by giving people the tools to become educated, healthy, and self-reliant through the grant making areas of Education, Health Care, Children and Youth Programs, Social Services (Food, Shelter and Clothing) and our Children of Fallen Heroes Program.
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