Our little Cupcake Bakery is hosting a Heart Gallery right here in Hilton Head. Stop by Sweet Carolina Cupcakes for a cupcake or a whoopie pie and see what it’s all about.
So, what’s it all about?
In 2005, South Carolina’s Children’s Foster Care Review Board launched the Heart Gallery — a beautiful collection of photography featuring children in our state’s foster care system. Local photographers graciously donate their time and talent to create a collection of pictures of these children. These precious photos are then displayed in galleries around the state, with the hope of finding more adoptive and foster families. There are over 120 Heart Galleries throughout the country, with that number growing rapidly.
According to the Heart Gallery of America website, there are currently almost 500,000 children in foster care in this country. More than half of those will never return to their original home. More than 123,000 are currently in need of adoptive homes. In 2008, nearly 30,000 children turned 18 years old while in foster care at which time they “age out” of the system and are left to find a way to support themselves.
For all the reasons mentioned, and many more that were not, Sweet Carolina Cupcakes is proud to host the South Carolina Heart Gallery from December 3rd through the 17th. We will be hosting a kick-off night Friday December 3rd with refreshments and a chance to be among the first to view the pictures of the fourteen beautiful children in our gallery.
We hope you will join us in supporting these children. Whether you would like to adopt, foster, or just support the heart gallery by word of mouth or hosting one yourself, let’s all pay it forward.
Hope to see you soon,