We have two opportunities to assist local children with school supplies. Our goal is to provide 30 children with backpacks. Please drop the backpacks in the blue barrel in the foyer. Also we’re raising $500 to purchase school supplies for 10 kids here at Word. Please designate any money given as “other - school supplies”.
What we're going to do:
Our group will go to the ABC Homes Emergency Receiving Home and divide into two teams to organize the clothing closet and lead a bible study with the foster children for the.
Where we're going:
The Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) network of emergency receiving homes provide immediate sanctuary for children in need of emergency care. Many of the children in the agency's emergency shelters have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Sometimes a child's parents have been incarcerated, or perhaps hospitalized for medical or psychological problems. At other times, families find themselves in severe conflict and a time of separation is needed. The agency's three emergency shelters provide care for approximately 150 children each year. Children can arrive at the shelters anytime day or night. Many are placed with only the clothes they are wearing or bring with them a garbage bag of hurriedly packed personal items. Typically, the children can stay up to 90 days while the courts, the Department of Human Services, families or other agencies and our staff decide on a permanent plan that would best meet the child’s needs. In some situations, residents may stay beyond 90 days when it is in the best interest of the resident.