Confident Kids Event

Saturday, Aug. 19, 1 – 4 p.m., Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) hosts Confident Kids, a day for children in foster care to celebrate their unique identities, diversity, and feel truly special. CCWM will provide all children in its foster care program haircuts, styles, braiding, and back to school supplies. The event will also help educate current foster parents in areas of cultural competence, how to enable children of all backgrounds to connect with diverse leaders in the community, and how to empower children to feel confident. Every day, Catholic Charities cares for 300 children in foster care. To learn more, contact Karol Maurer,

HOW TO HELP: To donate school and hair care supplies, or learn about sponsorship opportunities, email Karol at To volunteer on August 19, email Davina Bryan at