The Red String Foundation Grants Wishes for Foster Care Children

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Oct 17, 2014
References: redstringfoundation & 1000startups
The Red String Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to relieving the financial and emotional pressures faced by children living in foster care.

Hannah Kirzinger is a 25-year-old with a background in education and social enterprise. Having been adopted, and being involved in adoption-focused volunteer work for several years, Kirzinger began to look into the foster care community. Driven by a desire to be her own boss, Kirzinger saw an opportunity in the field. No one in Canada was offering the type of service that Kirzinger wanted to offer these children.

The Red String Foundation collaborates with the provincial government and local business to grant "wishes" to foster kids in order to offer them a well-rounded childhood experience. Though currently small -- the organization consists of less than ten people -- Kirzinger is confident in the foundation's growth.