Our mission for the Elizabeth Rosenquist Foundation will be to enhance the lives of local foster kids and underprivileged kids by sharing positive experiences with them. Backing us, we have a lot of supportive friends and family. There is one friend in particular who has really motivated us to make our "talk"...... reality. This friend is a social worker (as well as a wonderful father of 3) in the county in which we reside. He will be putting us in touch with foster children and their families. Because we have been talking about this for some time now, he has been keeping his eye out for deserving young kids that would be perfect for what we want to do. HOW GREAT IS THAT? Thank you, you know who you are.
After meeting with the kids we will decide what experience might fit them best. Whether it be a sporting event, a trip to SF for the day, a basketball day camp, or even a visit to a nearby aquarium. We would like to start with things that will be both educational and fun for us all. Eventually we would like to do things that allow them to give back. We can organize canned food drives, serve at a local homeless shelter, etc. We have so many ideas. Once we have a good team together, we can accomplish a lot of things. We have so many ideas.
Another long term goal of ours will be to raise funds to help these kids with their future educational costs by having scholarship funds available to them.
Above all, we hope to help them cultivate their own self-esteem which is something that money cannot buy.