How a toothbrush changed Owen’s life

Meet Owen

UPDATE:

We have a great update on the story of Owen (below)! Owen’s mom, Linda, earned a promotion at her job and Owen is doing great in school. Even more, this year was the first time Owen celebrated Christmas. The family could never afford gifts before now, but this year Linda was proud and grateful to be able to see the wonder of Christmas on his face. For Owen and all of our children at UMCH, your gift will provide them with things we often take for granted – beds of their own, places to play, Christmas joy, and even a cartoon toothbrush.  Start the year off with an act of generosity. Please give today.

 

MEET OWEN

Little Owen came to live at The United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) with his mom, Linda, and sister, Jen, after living in a car for several long months.

 

When every new family moves in, our staff carefully stock the apartment with basic supplies and toiletries. For Owen, these essentials were so much more than basic.

 

Upon first glance of his new toothbrush – featuring his favorite cartoon character – Owen was so excited that he could barely speak.

 

The first words uttered by Owen were, “Thank you, Jesus!” He hugged his mother, our staff, and continued clutching his toothbrush saying “Thank you, thank you!”

 

For Owen and all of our children at UMCH, your gift will provide them with things we often take for granted – beds of their own, places to play, and even a cartoon toothbrush.

 

* Your gift of $45 cares for one child for one day in the Family Housing program.

* A gift of $70 cares for one child for two days.

* Your gift of $120 provides a home for an entire family for a day.

 

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Your gift supports families like Owen’s, as well as children in our foster homes, youth living on our campus, and children in our after-school program — providing them the guidance to overcome their past and reach a brighter future. Thank you for giving generously today.