Children's Books for Foster Youth

Help us get children's books into the hands of foster youth! The newly released book High Paw, Super Sebastian  is designed to help children learn how to process emotions and to raise awareness about the experience of foster care for both children and rescue animals.

We have a goal of distributing 50 books to foster youth throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Hopefully, in time for the holidays!

Children in foster care move from home to home, sometimes more than 10 times a year. They often have nothing more than a trash bag for their belongings. This book aims to empower these children and help them cope through a difficult time. 

Inspired by the foster youth from Braid Mission  — an organization that provides team-based mentorship to children in foster care — High Paw Super Sebastian follows the journey of a foster puppy as he moves from home to home. Sebastian encounters various animals along the way who help him as he struggles with difficult emotions, such as fear and sadness. 

Sebastian's story is the hero's journey — by the end of the book he transforms into a mentor himself when his adopted family decides to foster a little girl named Cherish.

The end of the story implies that Cherish is now set up to go on her own hero's journey, following in Sebastian's footsteps (or paw prints, we should say). 

The Go Fund Me donations will be used to purchase the books at cost, and any funds raised over the target donation will go to purchasing more books for children in foster care and children's hospitals. 

Can you help us get this book to the children who need it the most? Every little bit helps! 

Supporting children in foster care is one of the best ways to strengthen and empower our communities. There are over 400,000 youth in foster care in the U.S., and with 60,000 foster youth, California has the highest population of any state. Deeply scarred by the wounds of foster care, these youth search for healing from the trauma of being removed from their homes and experiencing change and loss. Help heal this trauma and make a difference. 

Learn more about High Paw, Super Sebastian HERE.

  • Downey Drouin 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Elly Milder Buckner 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Sherri Knarr 
    • $10 
    • 11 mos
  • Roberta Cabanaw  
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Shannon H Burla 
    • $25 
    • 12 mos
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Jasmine Cabanaw 
San Francisco, CA
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