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Open House at Our New Project Star Office!

Posted: May 18, 2017 by The Children's Institute

Looking for something fun to do this coming Sunday? Come down to Washington for an Open House at our new Project Star office.

The Open House, which runs from 1pm to 4pm at 357 East Maiden Street, Washington, Pa 15301, will feature numerous games, face-painting, an Italian Ice truck, a visit from Spiderman and a princess along with the opportunity for kids to see a Washington Fire Dept fire engine up close.
Project Star will also be giving away 12 bikes along with helmets and numerous door prizes at this family-friendly event.

“We at Project Star are very excited for this event.We have contacted many agencies and members of the community and the response has been overwhelming and up-lifting. We are expecting a large turn-out and we are planning on having a fun and exciting Sunday,” Washington County Family Recruiter Jeff Kazarick stated. “Sunday is going to be a fun and interactive way for us to spread our message to the community.”

Jeff Kazarick said “the main purpose for the event is to get the word out about Project Star and focus on Washington County- including getting information to perspective parents and foster families. But, if everyone has a little fun while doing it, that goal has been met in a way that the public will remember.”

Washington County is an increasingly important place for an adoption and foster agency such as Project Star to turn its attention.

Children’s placement entries have decreased in Washington since 2012, dropping to 174 in 2015, but the population of children under the age of 8 is growing and in need of assistance, according to the group Porchlight.
Nearly 60% of placements in Washington County come from Washington and Charleroi alone.

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