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Foster in Philly: A Willie Moore Jr. Event


May 18, 2019
01:00 PM until 02:30 PM


Willie Moore Jr. to Discuss Foster Care and Adoption at Philadelphia Event


PHILADEPHIA, PA — Philadelphia is home to nearly 6,000 kids in foster care. To raise awareness for the changing needs of these children in Philadelphia communities, Bethany Christian Services will host an event with renowned actor, comedian, producer, speaker, radio host, Christian R&B artist and minister Willie Moore Jr. on May 18 during National Foster Care Month.


Moore will tell his personal foster care story and speak on how our country needs to change the mindset around foster care as well as the importance of recruiting more African American families to become foster families. Spokespeople from Bethany will also discuss the temporary foster care and emergency care programs, helping keep families together, build community, and care for kids who have experienced trauma and loss in Philadelphia.  


When:              Saturday, May 18, 2019

                                    1:00 – 2:30 PM EST


Where:            New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
                                    75000 Germantown Ave.

                                    Philadelphia, PA 19119


Who:                           Willie Moore Jr. &

Bethany Christian Services’ Executive Director, Heather Bert, and Foster Care Program Manager, Kimberly Dent


This event will be open to registered media. Special attendees will be available for interview if requested in advance. For more information or to RSVP, contact Allison Preston-Smith at (616) 551-7874 or


About Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a global child welfare organization committed to bringing families together and keeping families together. Founded in 1944, Bethany has a presence in 36 states and 15 countries across 5 continents.



About Willie Moore Jr.  

Willie Moore Jr. is an actor, producer, speaker, comedian, radio host, Christian R&B artist and a licensed minister from St. Louis, Missouri. He’s also an adoptee, adopted at the age of three months, and an adoption advocate with a heart for finding families for children in need of forever homes. Bethany’s partnership with Willie Moore Jr. launched on Thursday December 20, 2018 at his 40th Birthday Party with a Purpose - the purpose was to celebrate the beauty of adoption and raise awareness amongst African American families and the church.




View map New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
75000 Germantown Ave.
75000 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

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Allison Preston-Smith

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