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Jen Lilley Shows Heart for Foster Care with ‘Christmas Is Not Cancelled’

Photo from Jen Lilley’s Instagram

Jen Lilley Shows Heart for Foster Care with ‘Christmas Is Not Cancelled’

By MovieGuide Contributor

In 2020, actress Jen Lilley started her foster care charity, Christmas is not Cancelled.

Three years later, Lilley continues to share the joy of foster care and hopes that people continue to help aid children with needed gifts and supplies.

Lilley recently discussed her charity with Larrissa Wohl in an interview on Great American Community. 

“Everything on our site benefits charity and it’s just a grand, wonderful, fun way to get involved and to help charities fundraise,” Lilley said. 

In a previous Movieguide® article, Jen mentioned how God was leading her heart toward foster care and adoption:

“She said on Instagram, ‘I am still standing in faith that I believe that God is just, and while the road to #adoption through fostercare is dark and scary, there’s always just enough light to help you take one more step.’” 

While the Great American Family channel star loves foster care, having fostered two children in her own home, Lilley acknowledged that not everyone is ready for that step. However, Lilley hopes that her charity will allow access for people to support the children within the system in other ways. 

The mother of three added: “So now we do backpacks filled with school supplies for children in foster care, so that they can have brand new things and they don’t look isolated from the get go. We do that in the summer. And then we do toys for Christmas. Last year we did 20,000 toys to Toys for Tots.” 

Jen Lilley wants those kids to know that they are loved, saying, “Hey, there’s a whole community of people that you don’t even know, that care about you and believe that you can change the trajectory of your life. You can rewrite the future. You’re not a statistic. You are a smart, young individual ad we believe in you.” 

Christmas is not Cancelled supports that statement too, as their website shows a total of $1.8 million raised. This includes over 57,000 toys provided and over 6,000 backpacks filled with school supplies. 

They currently have a goal to raise 2,500 backpacks to provide to children in foster care. If you are feeling called to donate, please visit the Christmas is not Cancelled website by clicking this link. 

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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