Being new to the Columbus area didn’t stop one Columbus youth from jumping in and giving back. With the help of her mom, nine-year-old Shae Drymon created “Game Time” kits for foster families to help build relationships among the kids and their new families.
Said Shae in her Youth Philanthropy Contest application: “I want to help foster children and their foster families come together and get to know each other easier by doing positive things together. I hope this helps the children make the transition easier for them and also helps the families get to know their new foster child.
By helping kids in foster care form positive adult relationships, they will be more likely to make good choices as adults and have a positive effect on our community. They will not get in trouble and be a bad influence in our community.”
Shae was able to provide 20 bags (10 girls, 10 boys) full of games, puzzles and activities to children in foster care in the community. They will be given out by Building Blocks as kids are put into a new foster care home.
Said Shae’s mom about the Youth Contest, “This was a great opportunity for Shae to be involved in giving back. This is a great program.”