Hundreds of members of the foster and adoptive community from western Massachusetts, gathered Saturday for a holiday celebration.
The non-profit organization All Our Kids, hosted a Holiday Celebration, at Plains Elementary School in South Hadley.
The free event featured arts and crafts, balloon artists, gifts for each child, and even a visit from Santa. The organization holds similar events every season, but Saturday’s event broke records.
“It can be really isolating and lonely to be a foster parent and when you have events like this where families are able to come together and understand each other and help each other with their children…it’s really like you’re part of a village,” Said Marianna Litovich.
All Our Kids was founded last year, to raise awareness about our regional foster system, and offer support to children and families.