Each Spring McGonigle’s Market teams up with the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association to throw one of our biggest events, Ribs for Kids. This awesome event, which has been raising money for MFCAA for 13 years, helps match foster children with loving forever homes. Learn more about this amazing organization below, and make sure to come out to Ribs for Kids on April 29th & 30th!
MFCAA Finds Forever Families for Foster Kids Across the Midwest
MFCAA started in 1998 in Independence, MO as a small support group for foster and adoptive children and the families that care for them. Since then, the organization has grown, and now has several chapters in Missouri outside of Kansas City. The organization uses a grass roots approach to carry out its mission, which is to provide foster and adoptive children a stable, loving and nurturing family environment. The organization aims to do this by supporting and advocating for abused and neglected children and the families that care for them. By addressing three areas of service, MFCAA is able to provide that support and advocacy. Those service areas are; direct support for kids and families, training on the unique issues impacting abused and neglected children and the families caring for them, and community impact programs.
Another service MFCAA offers is a highly innovative program that helps foster children at risk of aging out without an adoptive resource. This program is called Extreme Recruitment. It uses the skills of an experienced detective and recruiter team to track down extended family members and kin relationships for these children. The program greatly increases the resource options available for a child’s permanent placement. Extreme Recruitment has been serving Midwest foster children since 2011, and has already experienced great success. Watch this heartwarming video that shows how Extreme Recruitment can change the lives of children in need, and bring lost family back together.
MFCAA is always looking for more volunteers to get involved, as well as donations to help fund the many great services it provides. If you are interested, stop by Ribs for Kids on April 29th & 30th for more information. Or call McGonigle’s Market at (816) 444-4720, or MFCAA at (816) 350-0215.