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The Forgotten PodcastJul. 4, 2016

The Importance of a Mentor

Kari Sowers, In-House Counsel and Lead Trainer for The Mentoring Project, discuss the importance of mentoring, including common pitfalls and challenges in launching a mentoring program—and the incredible impact it can have in a child’s or teen’s life. You’ll have a fresh view of mentoring after you listen! Every child deserves a mentor. –Kari Sowers In this episode, you’ll discover… The story behind The Mentoring Project. Why it’s important to start a mentoring program small—one step at a time. The benefits a mentor provides to at-risk kids. Meet our Guest! Kari Sowers is an Intellectual Property attorney, host of the Manifest […]

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Find a NeedDec. 29, 2015

Current Needs in Riverside County

Hey Friends, one of our agencies is in need of snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated, baby formula, and older kid/teen friendly games and toys for their visitation room. We also have a mama that is in need of beds for herself, and her 5 children. Thank you!

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Find a NeedDec. 23, 2015

Current Needs in Riverside County

Our Hemet DPSS Agency currently has a few specific needs. Case Worker Car Kits: -Portable DVD Player -Children’s DVD’s (new or used) -Kleenex -Clear Storage container with latching lid (15 Quart) -Child safe snacks (squeeze apple sauce, crackers, juice boxes) -Encouraging note -Air fresheners -Waterproof/washable/reusable garbage bag or holder -Handheld Games/books/activities for children of various ages -Children’s music Gift Cards: -Fast Food Gift Cards, specifically in $15-25 increments. Diapers & Wipes: -Any size diapers, but sizes 3-5 are more specifically needed. To meet these needs, you can contact Rachel via email at:   Thank you!

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Find a NeedSep. 10, 2014

Champaign County: September Community Needs

You have an awesome opportunity to meet the foster care community’s needs and show them the love of Christ. Needs: Under garment essentials for 2 teen girls 2 Bras 36 A 2 Bras 38 B Size 5 Underwear Size 6 Underwear Ankle Socks 2 Cloth Diaper Shells for 5 month old foster child 2 Brand New Infant Car Seats 2 Brand New Toddler Car Seats General Overnight Supplies for all ages (underwear, socks, sippy cups, pacifiers, journals, coloring books, & crayons) for kids that come into care through DCFS Volunteers to trim trees, plant flowers, and clean up the front […]

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Find a NeedJul. 23, 2014

Champaign County: July Agency Needs

You have an awesome opportunity to meet foster care agencys’ needs and show them the love of Christ.Needs: Batteries AA & C Diapers (variety of sizes – specifically size 3 & 4) Wipes Formula Gift Cards Toys Art Supplies First Aid Kits Home Safety Kits Caseworker Car Kits College Care Packages School Supplies for K-12 Clothing for children (variety of sizes) Volunteers to trim trees, plant flowers, and clean up the front of the Center for Youth and Family Solutions Any other ideas you have to serve the foster care community All of these are great projects for individuals, small groups, […]

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Advocate Wednesdays, Foster ParentingApr. 9, 2014

Advocate Wednesday: Move Forward in Faith

One of our family traditions is to read books before bed.  Right now, we have four small children with us, and they each get to pick one book.  We snuggle on the couch and read before laying the kids down for the night.  Tonight, my sweet daughter picked “Corrie Ten Boom” by Renee Meloche.  It’s a shortened version of her inspiring and sobering story, and my girl loves it. One thing you should know, is that for more than a year, this same daughter has talked about her desire to go all around the world and tell people about Jesus.  […]

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