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Nonprofit to honor “Everyday Heroes” and foster care awareness

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The Children's Home Society of West Virginia wants to honor "Everyday Heroes" in the community by holding a candlelight vigil to honor those have fostered or adopted West Virginia children at its Davis Child Shelter location at 1145 Greenbrier St. in Charleston.

The Davis Child Shelter will host an open house for foster care awareness from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18. The event will run in conjunction with the shelter Halloween party which will end at 9 p.m. According to regional director Scott Foley, "We want the community to come out to see what we are all about and help support those who foster and adopt. We hope to attract new families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these children."

The evening will include trick-or-treat, intramurals, Jupiter Jump, picnic foods, games and activities for children including a "Gross Food Guessing Game." The event will adjourn with a candlelight vigil honoring those who have helped children. Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite "Everyday Hero."

The Children's Home Society asks "Do You Make A Difference?"  They challenge those in the community to take a few hours out of each month to give back those less fortunate. Mindi Dillon, an event and volunteer coordinator, said the Children's Home Society offers many ways for people to help children. One way is by tutoring children in the Davis Child Shelter, teaching them something fun or valuable, or assist when they go on outings in the community; another way is to mentor a child.

For information, contact Mindi Dillon at 304-345-3894 or visit the Children's Home Society website at