On Saturday, Dec. 13, The United Methodist Children’s Home hosted our annual Christmas event to celebrate the holidays with the families and children we serve. More than 275 volunteers, foster families, family housing residents and staff joined together to celebrate Christmas at The Children’s Home.
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Kesha Bowers is not your average parent. A single mother holding a full-time job, in the past year she also has fostered seven children in need of a safe, nurturing temporary home; adopted one of those foster children; and is in the process of adopting another born with fetal alcohol syndrome. To say her household is organized would be an understatement.
In December 2013, Candice Thomas felt anything but hopeful. She had moved to Georgia for a job, but the position was eliminated before her first day. She relied on limited support from family, but then college student loans kicked in, and she soon found herself staying at a homeless shelter with her four-year-old daughter, Cadence.
“I was in survival mode,” said Candice. “It gets one through a tough time. I told my daughter that we were going on an adventure; we would be staying at dorms for a little while until I found a place for us to live. My daughter pretended it was a sleepover. Not until we moved into The Children’s Home did I cry.”
Help us reach more children and families in need on Dec. 2 – #Giving Tuesday – a day to celebrate generosity and to give back. Your gift to The Children’s Home will not only give homeless families a safe, stable place to stay and support to stand on their own, it also will help foster children to heal and thrive.
Double your gift on #GivingTuesday
Your #GivingTuesday online gift will be matched dollar for dollar by our Board of Trustees, doubling your impact up to $10,000. That means a tax-deductible $150 donation would actually be $300!
Nov. 5, 2014
Please help us make this Christmas a special one for the children and families we serve by contributing to our wish lists.