ON RECENT EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

As the forces of hate have become more visible, we, at Forestdale, remain committed to justice. The children we have served for more than 160 years have frequently had to overcome injustice in order to claim a vibrant future, free from want and undaunted by bias. Our times call to mind sage words of Nelson Mandela…

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”

And

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

FORESTDALE IS PROUD OF FPWA SCHOLARSHIP-WINNING YOUTHS

Yuan and Manuella, Forestdale youths, are two of six juniors and seniors from Queens to receive a $2,000 college scholarship from the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.

These funds will help offset the cost of supplies and relieve some financial stress for the winners.

Thank you FPWA, and congratulations to all the scholars!

FORESTDALE'S BACKPACK DRIVE IS UNDERWAY!

UPDATE! We're only $7,000 away from our goal!

Last year, our Backpack Drive was a major success thanks to donors like YOU.

Forestdale was able to provide 1,000 children with everything they needed for the start of the school year, and this year we intend to do it again!

Make sure that children in need get what they need to succeed!

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# of children we protect each year in foster care. 100% who graduated high school were admitted to college.
1,200
Families stay together, play together. 400 receiving health services on-site at Forestdale.
95%
Graduation rate for Strong Fathers, where men become great dads

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Forestdale’s mission is to ensure children have the fundamental assets they need to thrive: a safe and loving home, education and career opportunity, and health literacy.

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