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Heron Heights Elementary Publishes Book Benefiting Foster Care Children

Monday, June 08, 2015
 
The students in Amanda Rather’s fourth grade class at Heron Heights Elementary School recently raised and donated $700 to ChildNet, a Broward County community-based care organization.
 
The class wrote and illustrated a children’s book titled “A Forever Family,” which tells the story of a brother and sister who find themselves in foster care. From inception to completion, students worked all school year to develop their unique book.  
 
The students successfully published “A Forever Family” and raised funds by selling the book at school functions and to the neighboring community. ChildNet was honored to receive the gracious donation generated from this creative student collaboration.
 
About ChildNet
ChildNet is Broward’s lead community based care agency responsible for the care and supervision of children who have been bused, abandoned and neglected.  ChildNet currently has over 3,000 children under its care and supervision.  These children have many needs that are not always covered by state funds and ChildNet works with community partners to meet those needs. 
 
 
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