Note from Rep. Gara: A Helping Hand: Our Holiday Laptops For Foster Youth Drive

Rep. Gara Newsletter

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
I’d like you to know about our Holiday “Laptops for Foster Youth Drive”, which has become even more important with the alarming increase in the number of foster youth in Alaska, from less than 1,800 five years ago to over 2,800 today. The following press release lets you know about many ways you can help, from donating a laptop, to becoming: a foster youth mentor through a program we started at Big Brothers Big Sisters; a foster parent; or an adoptive parent for a foster youth.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Special “I Just Broke Four Ribs” Edition

Rep. Gara Newsletter

Well, this weekend it was my turn to take up hospital space. On the bright side, I now know we have at least one great ambulance crew in Anchorage. On the down side, I don’t get to take back that step on a wet stair, and the fall that followed. It apparently cracked four ribs apart, and that apparently takes about six weeks to heal, I hope. It should put me on pace for the Governor’s October 24 Special Session. Or at least close enough. For some reason, my doctors were pretty mum when I asked if I can take a day to go fishing before that.

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