Find a Need, Florida - Northeast FloridaAug. 9, 2016

Help us host a Parent’s Night Out in Northeast Florida!

We are asking local churches in Jacksonville to help us host a monthly Parent’s Night Out. We have modeled it for the last month and have had a wonderful response in the foster care community. This is one night a month to share the gospel through a fun and loving curriculum set up by our team. We need your church to help us with volunteer staff  to help mentor the children once a month, as well as provide a fun meal. Your facility will give our families a sense of community and Christ’s love. We want to provide pockets around Jacksonville full of churches ready to pour into our foster children’s lives…. are you one of them? Contact us today.

Tammy McGuire

Tammy McGuire

TFI Advocate: Northeast Florida

Tammy McGuire's experience within the child welfare system expands over the past twenty-eight years. It started in her early twenties when she mentored a teenage girl within the Foster Care system. Married for over 22 years to her husband, John McGuire, their family has been foster parents for 11 years; and have nurtured and cared for over 61 foster children in their home. Tammy and John have two adult biological children; and on April 5, 2016, adopted their last two foster children a (nine-year-old girl, and her eight-year-old brother). In 2009, the McGuire family started the Foster Closet Corporation in their home. This 501c3 Charity is a free resource, which now helps over 800 foster, relative, and non-relative placements each year. Within the Foster Closet, Tammy also facilitates a foster parent support group, as well as “foster parent’s night out” for all foster parents. Tammy has won many local and state advocacy awards. Her purpose is brought to life when speaking to local PRIDE classes about her role within the foster care system. TFI will bring a jumpstart to Northeast Florida’s churches, with the desired hope to bring His heart to the forgotten.

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  • Norma Kerr says:
    March 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Tammy. Thanks for all you and John do for the foster community in the behalf of Christ; It’s awesome work. I’m just a new comer to The Forgotten Initiative – not fully on board yet. I’m at the stage of accumulating welcome home items for our foster kids who are returning home. What in your opinion is the best method for receiving these items from the public? Thanks for your response.

  • Tammy McGuire says:
    March 28, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Good Afternoon Norma,
    Where are you located in FL? I would love to meet you. If you are willing to help our local NEFL Team I would need to speak to you, either on the phone or in person. We would love to have you on our team and join our commitment in growing the churches as they support the local foster care through service.
    If you are not from our area, I would ask if you are willing to reach out to our national tfi Team. I would suggest you asking them about how you can become an advocate in your area. The national tfi team will give support and helpful information about how to start collecting, storing and distributing items to your local agencies. The tfi’s purpose is to help Advocates mobilize local churches to serve the foster care community through service projects, mentoring and family support initiatives.
    Here is Jillian Kellenberger or Holly Gnuse who could direct you on how to begin as an advocate in your area.
    jillian@theforgotteninitiative.org or
    holly@theforgotteninitiative.org
    Hope to hear from you soon!

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