Join New Ground Charities and We Are The Echo for a wild day of fun at the Virginia Zoo caring for foster and vulnerable families today and in the future.
“It felt like a family reunion” was heard over and over again.
And for some, it was a reunion.
Siblings are sometimes separated in foster care. Echo at the Zoo was an opportunity for families to spend time with their child’s biological siblings.
It was more than just a day at the zoo. Thank you again to everyone who helped make this day possible.
We received a request from a caseworker searching for support for a foster youth who’d recently aged out of care. We Are the ECHO was able to meet practical needs- we covered the cost of lodging and had volunteers show up daily with hot meals and groceries, while this teen waited on a program opening.
Afterwards, the social worker reached out for a meeting and we were able to share how CarePortal works in these situations to make help more readily accessible. She shared this with her supervisors and the city is ready to implement CarePortal. Funds raised at our zoo event are helping make this possible!
Join New Ground Charities and We Are The Echo for a wild day of fun at the Virginia Zoo!
May 22, 2021
10am* – 4pm
Boxed lunches are available for pre-purchase.
*Specify a time for entry to the zoo during check out. This will serve as your reservation time. You will not need to make separate reservations on the zoo website.
Buy a ticket for you and your family!
Donate a ticket for a foster child and family!
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Interested in sponsoring We Are The Echo at the Zoo?
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See https://virginiazoo.org/reopen/ for more information about the zoo day.