At The United Methodist Children’s Home, we envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home. With your generous support in 2015, we came so much closer to achieving that goal. Whether you are a volunteer, donor, foster parent, or simply helped spread the word of our work, we are grateful!
A Message from the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees (Debby Stikes – Chairperson, Jim Cantrell, Jim Manley, Warren McClellan, and Wiley Stephens)
On Saturday, Dec. 12, The United Methodist Children’s Home hosted our annual Christmas event to celebrate the holidays with the families and children we serve. More than 400 volunteers, foster families, family housing residents, and staff joined together to celebrate Christmas at The Children’s Home. Your generous support helped make this event magical for everyone.
When sisters Aubry and Riley Kate were placed into Daryl and Rachel Allison’s home, they had seen so much change in their short lives that they weren’t sure to whom they actually belonged. For months two-year-old Riley Kate would see any adult and say “Mommy? Daddy?” Their foster story was a complex one involving three other siblings in care and an unclear future — some might go back to their birth mother, to a group home for medically-fragile children, or be adopted.
Help us reach more children and families in need on Dec. 1 – #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.