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Fundraiser at Irish Cottage in Methuen

Tuesday April 26 4-10PM

BRING IN THIS FLYER and the Irish Cottage will donate 20% OF YOUR BILL TO FOSTER KIDS OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY. The Irish Cottage will also donate $1 per participant to FKMV.



Team Zingales
Salvatore’s Pizza
Stop & Shop
Mann Orchards
Greater Lawrence Vocational
Whittier Regional Vocational
Cedars Mediterranian Foods
Dunkin Donuts
Panera’s Bakery
Piro’s Pizza

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

LARRY & EILEEN GIORDANO/FosterKids of Merrimack Valley, Inc. are honored as the 2015 Methuen Exchange Club's Book of Golden Deeds Award Recipients, November 18, 2015

Book of Golden Deeds Award Recipients

Larry Giordano's book, "Ward of the State" is now available!! Read More >

Ward of the State Book Available Now


Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley Recognized for their Accomplishments and 10th Anniversary - Article in Lawrence Eagle Tribune Read Article >

Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley recipients of much needed school supplies donated by the employees of Shneider Electric in Andover.

Schneider Electric donates supplies to FosterKids of the Merrimack ValleySchneider Electric's first ever 'Giving Tree' where they indentify a non profit organization who they choose to benefit. FKMV was blessed to be their first choice. As the pictures show, lots of backpacks, school supplies, duffle bags and clothing were all donated thru the generosity of their employees.

Larry Giordano, President of Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, receives a Massachusetts Resolution recognizing foster children and their needs.

Foster Kids Awareness DayLarry Giordano, as President of Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, was invited to receive a Resolution recognizing Foster Kids in the Merrimack Valley and their needs. As Larry is a former State Representative, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo (at the request of State Representative Diana DiZoglio) presented the Resolution in the House Chambers at the formal session on June 24, 2015. Also present were Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Barbara L'Italian and Senator Katy O'Connor Ives.

Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley Honored as
Non-Profit Organization of the Year 2015
by the Merrimack Vallley Chamber of Commerce

Non Profit of the Year 2015

Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley
Celebrates 10 Years with Gov. Charlie Baker

Our 10th AnniversaryLarry and Eileen Giordano, Kate Cook, April Lyskowsky both Board members and Senator Katy O'Connor Ives. Rec'd a citation in honor of our 10th Anniversary as Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

Thank You to our All Our Supporters

Thank you to everyone who made an effort to support our organization this year.

In addition to our Christmas Party, your donations are directly affecting other programs we have in place for foster children:

Focused events - From taking foster children to basketball and hocket games to holding bowling and ice cream outings, our organization helps provide fun activities for our local foster children.

Pack-it-Up program - We have provided hundreds of back-packs filled with school supplies to make sure our foster children in our local area are prepared with the right tools to be successful in school.

Helene Giordano Memorial Scholarship Program - We officially launched this program in 2012. We are pleased to announce that in September 2013 we awarded two scholarships this year to deserving students to support their continuing education. FKMV Scholarships start at $500 and go up to $2,500 per award. If you would like an application or due dates, please fill out our form and we will get back to you.

On the Lookout

Needed Items:  
New Winter Jackets/Hats/Gloves/Scarfs/Snow Pants  – girls, boys, any and all sizes from birth to adult XXL.  Gift cards from our partner stores, Marshalls and Kohls. New backpacks.

3rd Annual
Bocce Tournament and Lunch

Saturday March 19
11:00 am
Sons of Italy, Methuen

To benefit our Kids of the Greater Lawrence/Greater Haverhill areas.

Event will begin with Registration and Lunch at 11:00 AM

Tournament to follow. 4/person teams. Single elimination.

Register your teams or get a lunch ticket by email or
Call: (978) 683-2220

Lunch only tickets also available.

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Did You Know?
Facts on Foster Children

• On average, children in American child welfare systems spend more than two years — 28.3 months — in foster care?

• The average child in foster care lives in two to five different homes over a period of just two and a half years.