RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels will soon kick off their 2015 season, but not long ago, another local group took over their clubhouse for a very special celebration. The Children's Home Society of Virginia, an agency that helps find permanent homes for children in Virginia's foster care system, is celebrating their 115th anniversary. At the birthday bash, adoptive families, business leaders and social workers joined in on the celebration filled with cupcakes, photographs and a lot of smiles.
CHSVA Cheif Executive Officer Nadine Marsh-Carter said their mission is simple, but incredibly important.
"It's about the gift of family. It's about the love, the nurturing, the guidance, the stability, the hope that family represents and that this agency has been advocating for since 1900," Marsh-Carter said to the crowd on hand.
Since it was founded, the Children's Home Society said it has found permanent homes for more than 13,000 children.