CHICAGO (CBS)– A mom in the southwest suburbs came up with a way to celebrate graduating seniors.
She encouraging community members to adopt a senior.READ MORE: SWAT Team Responding To Building In South Loop For Call Of Men With Guns Inside
Parents can post pictures of their grads, along with the student’s accomplishments. Then a community member volunteers to adopt them. The sponsor can send anything from a congratulatory card to a gift basket.READ MORE: Archer Heights Offering Food Giveaway Every Tuesday Night
The mom who organized the program, Shawn Burgher, told CBS 2 she wants to give all the seniors a virtual hug and say, “hey, we’re here with you, we support you.”MORE NEWS: FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
So far, more than 60 seniors have been adopted.