HOW TO HELP - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 Our mission is to create a kind and caring community for resource families and children in foster care throughout the Lehigh Valley...and beyond.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

The Kindness Project would not exist without our passionate volunteers. We welcome individuals, church groups, scouts, schools, civic groups, or anyone who would like to lend a helping hand in supporting the many foster care families around the Lehigh Valley.

One very helpful way to provide support to The Kindness Project is to have your group or organization coordinate a DONATION DRIVE. Contact us for details on how to partner with us in this way!

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM

If interested in volunteering, please complete the form below.

For anyone interested in volunteering at The Kindness Exchange, PA Clearances can be emailed to KindnessProjectLV@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEER FAQs

FOSTER CARE FACTS

Over 443,000 U.S. children were in foster care as of 2018. The majority of children entering foster care are less than one year old.

In 2016, Pennsylvania had 44,359 total referrals for child abuse and neglect, up 66% from 2012, the highest number of reports recorded to date. 

The number of Lehigh County foster care referrals doubled between 2016 to 2017.

In 2016, approximately 81,884 grandparents in Pennsylvania had the primary responsibility of caring for their grandchildren.

47% of children entering foster care are white, 21% are black/African American, and 20% are Hispanic. Over 75% of youth in foster are separated from their siblings.

Neglect/abuse is the number one reason for children entering foster care (62%).
118,000 children in the U.S. are awaiting adoption.