Sheet Metal Workers
International Association
Local 206 San Diego

4594 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: (619) 265-0501
Fax: (619) 265-0084
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Angels Family Foster Network

The economic downturn of 2008, put many of Local 206's members in a bad spot when it came time to put Christmas presents under the tree for their kids. We helped each other during those times, and collected money to help get toys under those trees, until it was no longer needed. We didn't want to stop there, knowing there were kids still left without toys under their tree's. So the Campaign for jobs members went looking for a place to help those less fortunate than us. That's when we found the Angels Fosters Family Network. 

Angels Family Foster Network is dedicated to ensuring that babies and toddlers in foster care in San Diego County get the best start in life.

For the second year running, monies used to purchase the toys, was donated in whole by members of the Sheet Metal Workers. This year, the Western States Council stepped up big and donated a good portion of the money.

We want to give a huge shout out to the Target store in Mission Valley. They gave us a 10% discount on all the toys we bought for the Angels Foster Family Network. The store also had four employees help us do the shopping, as well as our own checkout line. Thanks for all your help employees of Target.

The following is from the website of Angels Family Foster Network. Please visit them at this link and consider helping them out.

Approximately 1,400 children under the age of five years old are in foster care in San Diego County. In traditional foster care, a baby will typically live in three different homes before his or her first birthday. At Angels, we feel strongly that infants and toddlers should have the chance to connect with one foster family, so we ask our parents who foster to commit to each placement for as long as each child needs. Sometimes, this is a weekend. Other placements last weeks, months, or even years.

Families who foster with Angels tell us there is nothing more rewarding than opening their hearts and homes to infants and toddlers who need temporary care.