We just got the great news that LSS was awarded $65,000 from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® for a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids™ (WWK) grant. WWK is a signature program that partners with LSS to place foster children in permanent adoptive homes. The Foundation awards grants to local agencies like LSS to hire adoption professionals who dedicate 100 percent of their time to find families for waiting children. More than 120 WWK recruiters are working for children in all 50 states, DC, and throughout Canada.
The grant will fund the San Antonio WWK recruitment program for the next year. During the past grant year, nine children who had been lingering in foster care were adopted through WWK’s LSS San Antonio office. Our Dallas/Ft. Worth WWK office was responsible for 12 such adoptions last year. It’s a ‘wonderful’ cause with a ‘wonderful’ (and irrefutable) slogan: Every child deserves a family.
Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas’s legacy and passion for adoption stemmed from his own experience as an adopted child and the strong, personal tie he felt to children waiting in foster care. An astute businessman (probably best known for his low-key, “everyman” TV commercials), Thomas’s desire to help and care for the most vulnerable children in society was perhaps his greatest contribution.
In San Antonio: Angelica Villastrigo. Click Here to see children in need of a forever family in the San Antonio Area.
In Dallas/Fort Worth: LaMeaka Tapley. Click Here to see children in need of a forever family in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.