August 01, 2014

From the desk of Pastor Tom: Supporting Kids

Imagine being a young child getting ready for school to start.
Like many kids, you’re excited about attending new classes, connecting with your friends, and getting involved with sports and other social activities. 

There’s just one problem: you are staying in a homeless shelter. Your dad has abandoned you and mom is trying to right the ship, looking for work and finding a place to live. She has no money for buying new shoes or clothing, athletic gear or school supplies. You are going to have to do without. 

Unfortunately, there are well over 50 of kids staying with us right now facing that very dilemma. Their worlds have been turned upside down due to no fault of their own. And school is looking like another challenge to overcome. It’s a lot of stress for six and seven year old children to deal with. 

Fortunately, they may not have to. We are gearing up to provide kids at both the shelter and Homeless Prevention Center with much-needed supplies, including backpacks, shoes and clothing. But we need your help to make this happen. 

Do you have children’s clothing and/or shoes that are in good condition and would be willing to donate them to us? Many people have been dropping off quality items at our Homeless Prevention Center, but not much in the way of children’s apparel. Especially clothing for 5 -8 year olds. 

Of course this outreach will also require additional spending and that is why we really need strong financial support this month. All the supplies we plan to provide these children are funded through donations from the general public. 

We desperately want our kids to have a great school year. Would you help us make that happen? Any amount you can give will be of great value to these young people. 

Thanks so much for your prayers and support. Just know they are making a real difference! 

God’s rich blessings to you!

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