FosterKidsUnite Inc.

Zoom Comedy Fundraiser

Save the date:

When:Friday September 25th

https://www.facebook.com/events/2743451765913258/

Time: at 8pm (arrive in room 10 minutes early) link given when you text email or inbox before the day of the show. link will be given that morning of show.

Make ANY donation to this site or FB donation page or snail mail and we will send you the free link.

Community Resources

Big thanks to Harmon Stores for their 2020 partnership!

Because of this connection with Good360, our foster youth are able to get beauty supplies and toiletries when needed.

“When you are in college you must often decide between maxi pads, soap, study group snack, a book not on the class list, food, (especially if you take the cheaper meal plan to use the money for summer classes), cell phone bill, (it’s our only line of communication for a job, internship, friends that help us, therapist), or laundry detergent” – O.M

As you can see from one of our college youth, this is why it is crucial that we reach out to stores and the community to make sure there is ample supply WHEN a youth is in need. Any official State worker that has youth in college aging or aged out and in need can arrange to pick up items at our Westchester location.

We will follow all COVID-19 guidelines.

Board Member: Sara Amuso

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Sara Amuso Quoma

Board Member

Sara Amuso is currently working at IBM – International Business Machines.  She has a BBA in from Pace University, Pleasantville, NY and holds an MBA from Colorado Technical University. Sara has volunteered more than half of her life – in Mount Kisco as president, secretary and EMT of the Mount Kisco Lions Volunteer Ambulance Corps; secretary and firefighter of the Union Hook & Ladder Company, No, 1, Inc.; and in Brewster at the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) in their soup kitchen, food pantry and a part of their Poverty Simulator for members and officials in the community.   Sara lives with her husband, rescue dog, Mollie; a guinea pig and three fish.

Community Outreach: Donna Maddox

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Donna Maddox

Community Outreach

Donna Maddox is a Casa Volunteer in Oklahoma, Mother, Military wife, owner of Declutter Buddy, foster youth advocate, and former foster youth and current Board Member.

College Outreach: Tatiana Staley

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Tatiana Staley

Community Outreach

Tatiana is a full time student at the Oneonta State University. She’s currently earning her B.A. Degree in the field of Music and Entertainment Business. She is a singer/songwriter who has been volunteering with Foster Kids Unite for several years.

Board Member: Stephanie Quoma

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Stephanie Quoma

Board Member 

Stephanie Quoma is currently employed at Interactive Elements Inc. as an administrative assistant. Stephanie earned her masters degree in human resources. Stephanie was drawn to the organization after recently finishing college herself and knowing the difficulty and stress of college. Without the proper tools and support system Stephanie would never have been ever to get through it herself. Now she is happy to give back and hopefully take at least a bit of college stress off aged out foster youth.

Outreach Coordinator : De Smith-Fraser

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De Smith-Fraser

Outreach Coordinator

Denise Smith-Fraser, Ed.D, is a retired social gerontologist and management consultant who now loves volunteering and stand-up comedy. A SAG-AFTRA member, she continues to do TV commercials.

Denise was the first director of the graduate gerontology program at the College of New Rochelle and later with her husband, Derrick, owner of Integrated Consulting, Ltd. A writer, she was a weekly columnist for the Gannett Journal News.

Denise received her doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She and Derrick have one daughter, Karen, and a grandcat, Joey.

 

Covid-19

FosterKidsUnite, Inc, is honoring social distancing and we will keep you up to date on May Foster Care Awareness Zoom Event May 30th.

Co-Founder: Megan Castellano

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Megan Castellano

Co-Founder

For nearly 25 years, she has worked in mental health services in an administrative role.  In her current position as Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc., she has experience with non-profit management, board relations, staff development, grant writing, program development and evaluation.  In 2007, she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pace University, with a special certification in not-for-profit management.