All kids, no matter the life they are born into should have the opportunity to feel loved, protected, and safe. That someone is on their side because they want to be, not simply because the state has appointed them to be.
Galyons was created to be a place of support for every part of the foster care community. A reference for employees, a resource for foster parents, and most importantly, a family kids can trust as they jump into adulthood. We encourage the kids to be accountable for their success and reward them for the small wins as well as the big leaps into the next phase of life. All while getting community members involved to rally around each kid and help them succeed.
Your donation helps to provide children in foster care with daily necessities, and set them up for independent success.
> North Carolina Foster Care Statistics <
- Over 12,000 Kids In Foster Care
- 5,436 Licensed Foster Homes
- Neglect Is The Leading Cause Of Children In Foster Care
- Within four years of aging out: (18-21)
-- 70% will be on government assistance.
-- 50% will be unemployed.
-- 50% will experience homelessness.
-- 25% will not finish high school.
-- And fewer than 12% will ever earn a college degree.
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The Galyons non-profit is close to my heart, and also part of my family. Though Galyons was just established as an NPO in 2022, we've watched and supported my Sister-in-Law, Annie Galyon, supporting her local foster care community for years.
Annie first became involved in foster care close to a decade ago now and the experience completely transformed her. Not only did she immediately feel a draw to help the kids that found themselves in situations wildly out of their own control, she discovered just how far behind the foster care system really is. Since that time, Annie has organized countless fundraisers, coat and school supply drives, benefits... you name it. Realizing how involved she had become, the only step left was to found her own NPO, which would enable her to drive even more meaningful change, and extend support to every child she could possibly reach.