Illinois - Bloomington, UncategorizedAug. 1, 2016

August 2016 Current Needs in Bloomington/Normal!

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Will you help children in foster care and those at risk of being taken into care with school supplies this year? Let’s do this!!

DROP OFF LOCATIONS l Vale Church M-Thursday 8:30-5 & Sunday OR Kaeb Sanitary Supply | M-F 8:00-4:30.For evening drop off or any questions email Please spread the word!!

***PRAISE – We had many people step up to donate school supplies!  Thank you for blessing our agencies and the families they serve!

Journey Bags needed for:

  • 12-18 month boys/girls
  • 2T boys/girls
  • 4T boys/girls
  • 5T boys/girls
  • 5/6 year boys/girls
  • 7/8 year boys/girls
  • 8-12 year boys/girls
  • 13+ boys/girls

Contact us for complete lists of what to include in Journey Bags.

Summer Emergency Clothing (used to clothe children who come into DCFS after being removed from their homes)

We are looking for one *new* outfit for each size listed. We always except *new* undergarments and shoes for the various sizes as well!

12-14 year old girl (1 outfit)
4 year boy shirt (1) Need Met – thank you!
5 year boy shirt (1) Need Met – thank you!
size 8-10 boy shorts (2) Need Met – thank you!
size large MEN’s gym shorts Need Met – thank you!


**PRAISE!  We just hosted a mentor training and have 6 interested potential mentors!  Please pray for wisdom/discernment as we match – for the mentors moving forward and for the hearts of kids waiting on a mentor.

Mentors Needed!

1a. Nathan (Bloomington)

Age 5 Male

Nathan could use a mentor to spend time with him on a consistent basis. He especially would enjoy playing sports and physical activities with his mentor. He is a sweet, quiet boy.

**Nathan and Carson are brothers and would benefit from being matched with the same mentor. No preference on mentor except MALE.

1b. Carson (Bloomington)

Age 6 Male

Carson would benefit from quality time spent with a mentor. He is active and would enjoy sports and other activities. He is a very outgoing boy!

2. Will (Normal)

Age 10 Male

Will would love to have a male mentor who could consistently spend time with him. He enjoys playing video games and football. He could use help with schoolwork as a 5th grader as well.

**No preference on mentor except MALE

3. Jordan (Normal)

Age 9 Male

He would like someone to just spend time with him. He is an athletic and active young man. He enjoys basketball, swimming and outdoors. Jordan is also very into video games. He is an avid reader. Jordan enjoys television and movies. He has a very creative mind and is artistic. He is fun and sweet and resilient!

**Male mentor in college age or in 20s

4. Jack (Bloomington)

Age 15 Male

Jack is an only child and would benefit having a mentor to do activities with , someone to be a listener and can be a positive role model for him.

**Looking for a college age mentor- Mondays and Fridays after 3 pm.

5. Sam (Gridley)

Age 8 Male

Sam likes outdoors and especially basketball. He enjoys cars and tractors. He loves movies. He would enjoy any type of outing with his mentor.

**Needs a male mentor

**Real names not used

Let us know if you have any questions or want to get involved!

Jami Kaeb

Jami Kaeb is a dreamer and a coffee lover! She is married to Clint and the mother of seven – five through adoption. It was through a difficult season of waiting, that Clint and Jami's eyes were opened to the foster care community. They became foster parents to three siblings who they eventually adopted and in April of 2011, Jami founded The Forgotten Initiative. Jami views life as a great adventure with Jesus and desires simply to know Him more and share His love with those who feel forgotten.

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