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OUR CHILDREN.
WE ARE THE CONNECTION.


What's New:

Larry Giordano, President of Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, receives a Massachusetts Resolution recognizing foster children and their needs.

Foster Kids Awareness DayLarry Giordano, as President of Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, was invited to receive a Resolution recognizing Foster Kids in the Merrimack Valley and their needs. As Larry is a former State Representative, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo (at the request of State Representative Diana DiZoglio) presented the Resolution in the House Chambers at the formal session on June 24, 2015. Also present were Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Barbara L'Italian and Senator Katy O'Connor Ives.

Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley Honored as
Non-Profit Organization of the Year 2015
by the Merrimack Vallley Chamber of Commerce

Non Profit of the Year 2015

Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley
Celebrates 10 Years with Gov. Charlie Baker

Our 10th AnniversaryLarry and Eileen Giordano, Kate Cook, April Lyskowsky both Board members and Senator Katy O'Connor Ives. Rec'd a citation in honor of our 10th Anniversary as Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

Thank You To Our Santa's Helpers

For the seventh year in a row, our Santa's Helpers heeded the call to help and provide gifts for more than 300 local children this past holiday season. We had so many new foster children join our party this year, we appreciate all the efforts of our community volunteers.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to all our Santa's Helpers who helped bring smiles to our local foster children in 2014.

We also held an incredible wrapping night at St. Lucy's Church on Tuesday, December 3rd with a record number of volunteer wrappers!  We give a shout out to Stachey's Pizza for donating our pizza dinner to our hungry crew. We whipped out those gift bags in no time!


Another Fantastic Pasta Dinner

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 9th annual Pasta Dinner. We fed more than 200 of our supporters, a great time was had by all. 

A special thanks to Pastor William Fay and St. Lucy's Church for their wonderful hospitality in hosting our Pasta Dinner and Volunteer Wrapping evening!


Thank you!
Thanks to our All Our Supporters

Thank you to everyone who made an effort to support our organization this year. In addition to our Christmas Party, your donations are directly affecting other programs we have in place for foster children:

Focused events - From taking foster children to basketball and hocket games to holding bowling and ice cream outings, our organization helps provide fun activities for our local foster children.

Pack-it-Up program - We have provided hundreds of back-packs filled with school supplies to make sure our foster children in our local area are prepared with the right tools to be successful in school.

Helene Giordano Memorial Scholarship Program - We officially launched this program in 2012. We are pleased to announce that in September 2013 we awarded two scholarships this year to deserving students to support their continuing education. FKMV Scholarships start at $500 and go up to $2,500 per award. If you would like an application or due dates, please fill out our form and we will get back to you.

On the Lookout

Needed Items:  
New Winter Jackets/Hats/Gloves/Scarfs/Snow Pants  – girls, boys, any and all sizes from birth to adult XXL.  Gift cards from our partner stores, Marshalls and Kohls. New backpacks.

Save the Date!

SATURDAY SEPT 26, 2015
10th Anniversary Gala
DiBurro's, Bradford MA
more info >

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Pasta Supper
St. Lucy's Church Hall, Methuen MA
more info >

THURSDAY DEC 10, 2015
Wrapping Party
St. Lucy's Church Hall, Methuen MA
more info >



Did You Know?
Facts on Foster Children

• On average, children in American child welfare systems spend more than two years — 28.3 months — in foster care?

• The average child in foster care lives in two to five different homes over a period of just two and a half years.