Huntsville Fosters

Helping Foster Kids This Holiday Season

Christmas and Thanksgiving  can be complicated for everyone. The expectations are high, the stress is high, the impending debt is high, family drama is high and sometimes it’s just too much. It can be even more overwhelming if you’re a foster parent or foster child. While being a foster parent is extremely rewarding, it can also be tough to get everything done in time for the holidays.

Sarah Holmes and her husband have had seven foster children in the past two years.

“You kind of just have to accept the fact that life is chaos, and how you manage that chaos day by day is what helps you survive,” Sarah said. “Some days are significantly harder than others, but you just have to keep on moving forward.”

Thankfully, there are several options out there to help both foster kids and foster parents this holiday season.

On November 18, barbers at the Fade Factory in Madison will be giving foster sons free haircuts. You can reserve a time here.

Kids to Love is also looking for volunteers and donations this Christmas. There are several ways to give including giving money, presents or just volunteering your time to wrap presents.

Their wishlist can be found here.

You can sponsor a foster child for Christmas through the Foster Children’s Alliance of North Alabama. Info on that program can be found here.

Did we miss anything? Email us with details of other giving opportunities.

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About the author


Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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