Walk a Mile: JJ's Story of Foster Care
JJ talks to Walk a Mile about being in foster care.
Walk A Mile In My Shoes is a 1 mile family-oriented walk that will be held in Oklahoma City Bricktown and Tulsa on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9 -11AM.
The purpose of the walk is to promote AWARENESS and RESPONSE to the crisis faced by Oklahoma's 9,000+ Foster Children due to the shortage of good foster homes and lack of community involvement.
Participants are asked to bring a suitcase to pull or carry during the walk - symbolic of the many moves Foster Children endure due to the shortage of foster homes. After the walk the suitcases may be donated to Oklahoma's Foster Children, who often have only a trash bag to use for their personal belongings.
Organizations that serve foster children and families will be present to provide information on ways the community can get involved through praying, volunteering, or becoming a foster or adoptive family.
This event is free, and open to everyone. Participation is free, but registration is required. To register please visit the Walk a Mile in My Shoes website at www.walkamilefostercareevent.com.