The SXSW 2018 Film Festival Official Selection Friday’s Child is hosting premiere screenings in theatres all across the U.S. on May 7-8.
Based on the realities of aging out of foster care, Friday’s Child follows a young man drifting through life who turns to petty crime to survive. As one of 20,000 foster youth who are no longer eligible for care each year, often after the age of 18, Richie’s struggles lead him to discover an impossible love in an unlikely friend. This story captures the relentless quest of the human spirit and grapples with the societal impact of the foster care system, inspiring awareness, outreach, and action.
In addition to a sure-to-be powerful film, it’s a great fundraising opportunity for your program. Ticket sales benefit the Ticket to Dream Foundation’s Take Flight program, which raises funds for partner nonprofits that impact the future of children and youth in foster care. If your program is interested in joining the Take Flight program network, email [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]. The more tickets sold, the more money comes back to CASA programs in the Take Flight network and other great organizations!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Each screening must sell a minimum number of tickets (typically 75-100) for the event to take place. Otherwise, ticket buyers will be refunded. We encourage you to help get the word out about this film on social media, so that all of the screenings can take place and the film can maximize its impact! Click here for social media graphics, sample wording and more to help you spread the word.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity, as well as attend a screening near you with friends and family. Use it to start a conversation about the realities of foster care and how CASA can make a difference.