Kickoff events for Campaign for 1,000 announced
Gov. Bob McDonnell announced this week the schedule of kickoff events across the Commonwealth for the “Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000.” The campaign is an initiative to match 1,000 children currently in foster care with adoptive families. The governor launched the statewide campaign on May 17 from the steps of the Governor’s Mansion during Virginia’s Foster Care Month. The governor also announced today a social media campaign, “100 days, 100 kids,” which will feature the story of a Virginian foster child awaiting adoption each day for 100 days.
Governor McDonnell noted, “Of the four thousand children in Virginia’s foster care system, about one thousand children are ready for, and eagerly awaiting, adoption. Each of these children deserves a secure, stable home environment. Together, we can help these children find loving families and make Virginia a better place.”
The Regional Kick -Off events are designed to further promote the Campaign for 1,000 and highlight some of the children across the Commonwealth who are in need of a forever family. Parents and families interested in foster care adoption should attend. Each event will provide educational information for parents wishing to become adoptive parents. For specific event information, see below. For more information on these events including registration, please visit http://www.virginiaadopts.
July 22nd The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center 4535 Commerce St Virginia Beach, Virginia 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register here: http://
July 29th Our Health Center 329 North Cameron Street Winchester, Virginia 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register here: http://
July 29th Botetourt Center at Greenfield – Education and Training Center 57 South Center Drive Daleville, Virginia 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register here: http://salemvirginiaadopts.
July 30th Averett University—Frith Hall 420 West Main Street Danville, Virginia 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register here: http://danvillevirginiaadopts.
July 31st Albemarle County Administration Building 401 McIntire Road Charlottesville, Virginia 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register here: http://
To Be Announced Lynchburg
August 1st Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center French Moore Jr Blvd Abingdon, Virginia 6 p.m. to 8 p.m Register here: http://abingdonvirginiaadopts.