Thornwell Spreads the Word About Need for Foster Care in Laurens County

Event at Chick-fil-A Raises Awareness about a Growing Problem

The Rev. Dr. Elliot Smith, Thornwell's president, speaks to a man having lunch in Chick Fil A during a foster care event

Thornwell’s foster care team held a pop-in event at the Chick-fil-A in Laurens to spread the word about the need for foster care in Laurens County.

The Rev. Elliot Smith, Thornwell’s president, participated in the event, serving as a runner during the busy lunch hour. Other members of Thornwell’s leadership and foster care teams also took food to lunch-goers, greeted them as they entered the restaurant, and spoke to them about the shortage of foster families in Laurens County.

There are currently 40 foster homes needed in Laurens County. Not only that, but there are more than twice as many children in foster care in Laurens County as there are foster homes.

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Are you interested in becoming one of the 40 foster parents who can help these children in need? Or do you live in the Upstate of South Carolina and are interested in becoming a foster parent? If so, please call 864-938-2100 or complete this form to see how you can help:

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