DiZoglio, Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley Host Awareness Program at State House

From left to right, State Representatives Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence), Paul A. Schmid III (D-Westport), Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen), David Nangle (D-Lowell) and Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley President Larry F. Giordano and State Representatives Paul J. Donato (D-Medford), Bradford R. Hill (R-Ipswich) and David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton).

From left to right, State Representatives Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence), Paul A. Schmid III (D-Westport), Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen), David Nangle (D-Lowell) and Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley President Larry F. Giordano and State Representatives Paul J. Donato (D-Medford), Bradford R. Hill (R-Ipswich) and David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton).

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. and the Foster Kids Legislative Caucus recently hosted a foster kids awareness event at the Massachusetts State House.

The program, which was held at the State House’s Grand Staircase, was held to highlight the nearly 10,000 foster children who currently reside in the Commonwealth.

DiZoglio recently sponsored a resolution, co-sponsored by 25 other legislators from across the Commonwealth, recognizing foster kids in Massachusetts. Among the co-sponsors were State Representatives Marcos A. Devers (D-Lawrence) and Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence). The Representative presented the resolution to Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. during the program.

Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of foster children in the Merrimack Valley, including all of Greater Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, Andover and North Andover. Its goal is to bring a positive influence into the lives of these children and support them as they grow.

“All foster kids need is a little help and someone who cares,” said Giordano.

“Children in foster care are kids who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their parents due to abusive or neglectful circumstances,” said DiZoglio. “It was my honor to host this important event, raising awareness about foster kids in the Commonwealth, alongside Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley Inc. and its wonderful president, Larry F. Giordano. I want to thank Larry for his years of incredible work serving our communities and for helping to organize this program.”