Jump on the Bus: An idea to give foster kids a Christmas to remember

in Kissimmee News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – For hundreds of foster children, Christmas Day is not always joyful.

And that’s why one Central Florida woman created Jump on the Bus.

“I realized that there was such a big population of foster youth in care that don’t have anything to do on Christmas Day,” said Penny Jones, the director of The Penny Project, a nonprofit organization that advocates for kids in the Central Florida foster care system. “I started thinking, how could we celebrate together?”

Six years ago, Penny’s sense of solidarity and empathy started bringing smiles to Central Florida children in foster care — and as part of her work on The Penny Project, she created Jump on the Bus.