Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

Creating Meaningful Change Together

We are the Keli May Foundation. Developed in 2017 in Gilbert, we started with a simple goal: to make an impact in the lives of those who are aging out of the foster care system. Our inspiration was the one and only Keli Ariana-Renee Rutledge. A local musician, woman of...
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Halloween in the Age of COVID-19

ASA Now is aiming to make sure that kids impacted by foster care get to take part in one of the reasons it’s fun to be a kid in the fall — trick-or-treating on Halloween. 2020…the year of cancellations. As the fall approached and COVID-19 pandemic continued to be our...
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An Unlikely Volunteer

Once upon a time a meek and quiet person was working in her office, minding her own business when a visitor came in and asked her a question that would change her life. Would she please consider being a Board member for a new non-profit organization? The question was certainly...
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Brian’s Foster Arizona Story

**phone ringing** Me: “Hello?” Wife: “Hey B, How are you?” Me: “Pretty good, how’s your day going?” Wife: “Good. I’ve been thinking and I have something to run by you…” Me: “Okaaay…” Wife: “What do you think about me starting a non-profit?” Me: “………’   and that is how it...
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The World is “Turning Turtle”

I love when something old hits you in a new way. That is exactly what happened to me this week when my kids were watching “Mary Poppins Returns” for the um-teenth time. Meryl Streep was belting out her musical number, singing about the world turning turtle, when a line that...
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