Social worker honored by Homeland Children’s Foundation fundraiser
Caren Peet, a social worker who has more than 15 years of experience in helping disadvantaged children and their families, has been honored by a fundraiser that was organized by the Homeland Children's Foundation, according to the Wantaugh Patch. The event, which was held at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert hall in Wantaugh, New York, was attended by hundreds of families touched by Peet's work for the children's charity.
Nancy Reffsin and Pam Thomas, founders of the Homeland Children's Foundation, said they believed that Peet's contributions should be recognized.
"I've been in social work a long time and there aren't that many people that do our work like Caren," said Reffsin, quoted by the news source.
Based in Nyack, New York, the Homeland Children's Foundation specializes in offering post-adoption services to families, in addition to providing orphaned children across the globe with necessities such as toiletries, medical supplies and educational materials. The organization works primarily with children in Asian countries, and operates a Hague-accredited adoption program that helps orphaned Chinese children find families in the U.S, according to the foundation's official website.
The news outlet reports that the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute recognized Peet's work in 2010, when she was named a Congressional Angel in Adoption by the organization.
POSTED BY: ec_admin - July 29th, 2011 at 03:51pm ( 0 )