Bluebirds march through Charlottesville for foster care awareness

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and dozens of people were recognizing the thousands of children in the system with art.

The Bluebird Project parade marched from Piedmont CASA to the Haven for a silent auction.

Each bluebird represents a child currently in foster care.

Organizers created the event to raise awareness, and say with foster children, the communities are as strong as the kids and the family.

"If we have families that are struggling, it means the kids are struggling," said Marnie Allen, with the Foster Care Awareness Adoption Coalition. "It just keeps repeating that cycle if we can wrap our arms around these guys and give them the care that they need."

Allen also says to get involved.

She says you may not be able to open your homes, but there are several ways you can get involved with foster care.

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