2021 Impact Report

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It is hard to believe that 12 years ago on February 20th, 2010, PS I Love You delivered the very first “Care Bag” to a local child in foster care. Back then, I packed the care bags in my garage and hand delivered them to new foster care placements in our county.

I would have never dreamed or thought 12 years later, PS I Love You would have a whole room for care bags in a 3500 square foot resource center for foster families! And we are publishing our very first Impact Report. The goal in providing an “Impact Report” is to thank our donors and community and to show you all the ways God uses your resources in the lives of children in foster care.

As I reflect and look forward to the future, I consider it an honor and privilege to serve foster children and foster families in the upstate. Over the last 12 years, PS I Love You has provided tangible support to thousands of children in foster care. Wow, God is faithful.

2 Corinthians 3:5 says “It is not that we think we are qualified to do

anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.”

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Measurable Impacts:

  • 941 visits to the Resource Center representing 365 children from 24 counties in South Carolina

  • 40,060 items were given at no cost to foster families, representing 24% growth over the previous year

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Measurable Impacts:

     19 Opportunities for Families, including:

            2 Ticket Giveaways (Big Air and Big E)

            1 Shipwreck Cove Family Night

            7 Mom's Support Group Events

            2 Shoe Carnival Events (Easter & Back-to-School)

            4 Giveaways for Kids (Valentines, Summer buckets, School Supplies,                        and ministry shirts)

            1 Giveaway for Parents (gas cards for Thanksgiving)

            2 Family Night Kits (Pumpkin carving kit, Christmas Family Bags)

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Measurable Impacts:   

         36 Volunteers served over 1,200 hours to support children in foster care   and the families who serve them.

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Measurable Impacts:   

  • Partnered with 63 organizations

       who hosted drives & collections

  • 16 Corporate Sponsors who partnered with us for A Walk to Hope: Foster Care Walk-through Experience as well as our annual 5K

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Highlights from 2021:   

  • Honored as WINNER of the Best of the Best Spartanburg, Nonprofit

  • Hosted "A Walk To Hope: Foster Care Walk-through Experience" Community Event

  • Expanded our Donation Center located at 135 Metro Dr in Spartanburg

  • Added 2 additional staff positions to build our team

  • Kay Kirby participated in the South Carolina Foster Care and Adoption Task Force in Columbia

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