Beyond Emancipation

Ginna Traina


Ginna Traina

Ginna Traina loves to create beautiful things. “I’m a crafter,” she says. After finding out about B:E when her daughter Alison began her job as our Education and Employment Coordinator, Ginna decided to use her artistic talent to raise awareness about the challenges transition age foster youth face, and in turn, raise funds for B:E. During the holidays, she posted her crafts on Facebook, with all proceeds from sales going to B:E. After her friends clicked on the B:E website, Ginna says, “their eyes were opened.” They learned that foster care “is a real thing happening in every community… it’s never going to go away.” Given that services for transition age foster youth are sorely underfunded, Ginna says, she is happy to help drive awareness and donations to B:E.

“B:E is a nonprofit that truly makes a difference,” Ginna says. “They really care about these young adults.”