Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Be The Difference

Since it is National Foster Care Awareness Month, I thought I would help promote a great event being held by a wonderful organization called Least of These Gaston. 


For more information, go to:
http://leastofthesegaston.org/HOME.html

If on Facebook, but sure and "Like" their page:
https://www.facebook.com/LeastofTheseNC?hc_location=stream


Hear Country star Jimmy Wayne perform and tell his story about growing up in foster care. He grew up in Kings Mountain, NC. By the time he was 14 he had been in and out of the foster care system and attended 12 different schools in two years. His mother was in prison, and he had only his older sister, Patricia. When he was 15 years old, he found himself in juvenile detention for running away from a group home. At 16, he was living on the streets. Then he met Bea and Russell Costner. They were an older couple, both in their 70's, who gave him a home, the ability to complete his education, encouragement and most of all, stability and love.

Jimmy Wayne speaks up about the issues faced by young children, especially those from underprivileged background. He does so through his music in songs like “Where You’re Going,” “Kerosene Kid” and “Paper Angels.” Come out and hear this talented singer / songwriter and awesome advocate for kids.

His website:
http://www.jimmywayne.com/index.html


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for always bringing attention to our foster children!!

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