You can make holidays brighter for kids in foster care
Christmas revolves around family, so this can be an especially lonely time for boys and girls in foster care.
Jasmine, 11, and Jon-Neaya, 17, are making their own ornaments.
It's just one of the many ways Adoption Rhode Island works to make sure foster children can enjoy the holidays, while they wait for adoption.
But what would Christmas be without presents? Children have made their lists, and Adoption Rhode Island is making it easy for you to do a little shopping for them.
Jasmine has some items in mind -- fun and practical.
"Getting a new bike and getting some clothes that I need," she said.
And Jon-Neaya, too.
"I would like to go on a huge shopping spree for new clothes. All my old clothes have holes in it," she said.
Adoption Rhode Island's Shannon Doherty said they sit down with each foster child and create a list like this that donors could use.
"It would have their name, a little bit about them and some of the things they would wish for," Doherty said. "Again, they're just things that they wish for. They don't know if they'll get them or not."
Gifts need to be in by Dec. 11.
If you'd like to brighten the life of a child during the holidays, call Adoption Rhode Island at 401-865-6000.