Across the Pond, on a Mission
Immortalized in "Strawberry Fields Forever" by John Lennon and The Beatles, former orphanage, Strawberry Field, is opening its gates once again. Sophomore, Giacinta Mote was there to cover it!
John Legend's iconic "Strawberry Fields Forever" paid homage to the facility that played a pivotal role in his childhood. Strawberry Field of Liverpool, England served as a Children's Home between 1936 and 2005, operated by the Salvation Army. Salvation Army continues to maintain the property to date. Now, the property operates as an educational resource center, teaching life skills to young adults with developmental disabilities.
Forever Family, founded by STA Parent: Gia Tutalo-Mote, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and teens in foster care find permanent, loving homes. Through media coverage, community sponsors and local partnerships, Forever Family airs stories on local news stations in Florida & North Carolina about Children in foster care searching for adoptive families, Teens aging out of foster care, and Issues relating to the American foster care crisis – all in an effort to raise awareness and support for the foster care community and those served by it.
Forever Family recently traveled to Liverpool to cover the re-opening of Strawberry Field and 10th grader, Giacinta Mote was there! Giacinta had the opportunity to help with the television production for the Today Show and NBC 6 stories about the reopening of the facility and the legacy they continue to build at this iconic location. Awesome job Giacinta! What an amazing experience. Watch the NBC6 News expose HERE!
See Giacinta (above) with John Lennon's Sister, Julia Baird, and NBC Correspondent Kelly Cobiella.