Orphan Sunday Partnership Packages

Foster Care

Foster Home Recruitment

ORGANIZATION: 4KIDS of South Florida

CATEGORY: Foster Care

WHAT THE LOCAL HOST DOES:

Exhort the congregation to be involved in foster care and plan an event to share the need for Christian foster parents, who can make a positive difference in the life of a foster child of any age, from infant to teens.

WHAT THE ORGANIZATION PARTNER DOES:

4KIDS will provide a speaker to educate your congregation on the problem and exhort them to be the solution.

4KIDS will provide flyers, videos, posters, etc., to promote Orphan Sunday in your church.

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Serve Your Local Foster Care Community

ORGANIZATION: The Forgotten Initiative

CATEGORY: Foster Care

Use Orphan Sunday as a way to serve the vulnerable children in your city.  The Forgotten Initiative is on a mission to bring joy and purpose the foster care community by mobilizing the body of Christ to serve, mentor and support agency workers, foster parents, vulnerable adults and children.

WHAT THE LOCAL HOST DOES:

  1. Learn the needs by connecting with your local TFI Advocate or local foster care agencies if there is no Advocate in your area.
  2. Organize your church to fill these needs based on the input from the Advocate or agency.

WHAT THE ORGANIZATION PARTNER DOES:

TFI Provides:

  1. Connection to your TFI Advocate (www.theforgotteninitiative.org/advocate) or help in finding local agencies in your community.
  2. 5 step toolkit for building relationships with your local agencies.
  3. Support and additional materials/opportunities to serve as needed along the way.
  4. General ideas for serving the foster care community (http://www.theforgotteninitiative.org/serve-with-a-ministry/).

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Foster Care Family Recruitment

ORGANIZATION: The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries

CATEGORY: Foster Care

WHAT THE LOCAL HOST DOES:

Plan an event to share the difference a Christian foster parent can make in the life of a foster child or teen.

WHAT THE ORGANIZATION PARTNER DOES:

A Bair foster care professional can speak in your church to open the door to the future and hope for foster children. We would love to speak on Orphan Sunday, but the need is so great, we would speak whenever it is convenient for your church or your adult Sunday school class.

1. Provide a speaker about the need for foster homes.

2. Provide you a bulletin insert to help you publicize this event

3. Provide you with a Poster about Christian Foster Care

4. Provide DVD about foster care.

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Diaper Drive

ORGANIZATION: Florida Baptist Children’s Home

CATEGORY: Foster Care

Our goal this year is 350,000 individual diapers. Diaper Drive coordinators are entered to win a Missions Trip with Orphan’s Heart to Guatemala.

WHAT THE LOCAL HOST DOES:

Host a diaper drive at your church, school, or work place or donate as an individual, to help meet the growing needs of abandoned and neglected children.

WHAT THE ORGANIZATION PARTNER DOES:

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides safe, stable, Christian homes for boys and girls who have been neglected, misdirected, abandoned, abused, or caught up in family turmoil.  The Children’s Homes has been serving abused, neglected, and orphaned children since 1904. We have three major service areas: campus ministries, community ministries (which includes foster care, adoption and preventative services), and Orphan’s Heart International Ministry. Organization will provide bulletin inserts and printed resources. Florida Baptist Children’s Home and Orphan’s Heart also offer speakers (as speakers are available) for your Orphan Sunday event or day.

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"Launching With Hope"

ORGANIZATION: Olive Crest

CATEGORY: Foster Care

Over 25,000 foster youth emancipate every year nationwide. Olive Crest recognizes the need to serve and assist these young adults who are exiting the foster care system. Without family or support, 65% of emancipated youth become homeless within the first 18 months of emancipation. With statistics like this, they are often referred to as the foster system’s “true orphans”. “Launching with Hope” gives your church family an opportunity to be present for emancipating youth during their uncertain transitions. By collecting gift cards, your state’s emancipating youth program(s) will be able to meet the overwhelming needs of these young citizens. Will you consider standing in the gap between “system and society” as they move from a life of dependence to a full life of independence?

WHAT THE LOCAL HOST DOES:

Dedicate a church service and/or host an activity/event to collect gift cards for emancipating youth in your state. General needs of emancipating youth include, but are not limited to: Housing, groceries, household items/appliances, clothing for job interviews, public transportation passes, pre-paid phone cards, and text books National stores: Target, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Sears, Food 4 Less, Ralphs, Smiths, and Vons. Contact local services for Public Transportation passes/cards.

WHAT THE ORGANIZATION PARTNER DOES:

Prior to your church’s service or activity/event, Olive Crest will send you:

1. Statistics on emancipating youth and an emancipating youth story

2.  A PowerPoint slide with emancipating youth information and statistics

3. A sample bulletin insert with emancipating youth facts (if requested, the file will be emailed to your church for printing)

4. Suggestions of what your church can do to serve emancipating youth – custom designed for your state.

5. A “Project Independence” brochure and DVD If you are a church in CA, you will also receive an envelope and form to mail with the gift cards to Olive Crest.

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Foster Care Support in the U.S. and Across the World

ORGANIZATION: Bethany Christian Services

CATEGORY: Foster Care

WHAT THE LOCAL HOST DOES:

Present information materials on Bethany’s foster care programs both in the U.S. and around the world and call individuals to “action” to help the programs financially or through other means of support.

WHAT THE ORGANIZATION PARTNER DOES:

Bethany is involved in a wide array of foster care programs worldwide. We will provide local hosts with material that highlights our programs and what families can do to be involved.

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