GABB Donates Toys, Other Items to Foster Children

GABB President Greg DeFoor (left) and Board Member Jeff Merry collect toys and other items to donate to the Foster Care Support Foundation.

GABB President Greg DeFoor (left) and Board Member Jeff Merry collect toys and other items to donate to the Foster Care Support Foundation.

ROSWELL, GA – Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) president Greg DeFoor delivered several bags filled with more than 50 toys, clothing items, gift cards and other supplies to the Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) in Roswell.

The foundation provides free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care throughout Georgia. The GABB, the state’s only professional association of business brokers, collected the items during their annual holiday party.

“These supplies, gift cards and toys will go a long way to helping our children during this holiday season and throughout the year.” Rachel Ewald, executive director and founder of FCSF. “Children come into foster care throughout the year with nothing to call their own and rarely have enjoyed a Christmas as our children have. The items we provide them year round help give a little bit of “normal” in an abnormal situation and provides hope that the world may be a little brighter in the near future. We appreciate all of the support we’ve received from GABB to make this happen.”

The FCSF serves basic-care foster children who reside in Georgia’s foster homes, administered by the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), and children housed by private agencies. The foundation also serves grandparents raising grandchildren and parents caring for relative’s children for a limited time. The non-profit group partners with Georgia’s DFCS for child referral, verification, foster parent recruiting, and foster parent training.

GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses in extremely important transactions: the sale of their business. GABB members help owners determine the asking price of their business, create marketing plans and strategies for selling their business, identify and qualify buyers, and have the knowledge and skills needed to help maintain the confidential nature of the process.

If you didn’t make it to the GABB Holiday Gala (and if you didn’t, you missed a wonderful evening and a terrific meal), you can still support the charity. The foundation operates year-round and needs just about everything, from batteries and bike helmets to shampoo and body wash for teens, to volunteer time and monetary donations. See a complete needs list here. Contact the FCSF by email or call 770-641-9591.