People have always cared for their relatives' children; however, most have done so with little formal help. Lack of assistance may lead to family stress that impacts the entire family. The Kinship Care program at The Children's Home is intended to provide support to relative caregivers by helping families access necessary services, expanding family support systems, and ultimately reducing stress to promote family stability.
How we will LEND A HAND
We are honored to have been invited to help at the Christmas party for the Kinship Care program! They expect about 200 guests, so they need us to help wherever needed. We will probably help serve lunch, and help with the different children's activity areas. Santa will be there (they're still looking for a Santa!), and the children will have gifts to open. Our group always enjoys the monthly events, so this should be spectacular!
11am - 2pm - Please be on time and plan to stay the entire time.
What to bring:
• Please wear Christmas attire if possible
• If it's your first time volunteering with them, please print, sign, and bring the Children's Home volunteer form with you: www.meetup.com/LendaHand/files/
• A warm smile!
Directions and Parking:
Click the link in the location above to see a map to the event location. This event will take place in the gymnasium. Look in our files section for written directions:
Other Important Information:
Unfortunately children are not allowed to participate in this event (per The Children's Home).
Additional information about Lend a Hand events, such as RSVPing, bringing guests, waiting lists, and last-minute dropouts is located on the 'About' page, please familiarize yourself with our current policies and procedures:
Join us and open your heart to LEND A HAND!
Please consider this seriously before you RSVP, it is very important that we have an accurate count a couple of days in advance to provide to the organization. Last-minute drop-outs are difficult to replace and reflect badly on our organization.
How 'The Children's Home' benefits our community
The Children's Home provides a safe haven for children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. Children need love. Families need security. That's why they are charged with being the source of strength and opportunity for children and families. Through their nationally recognized residential treatment program to their Family Support and Resource Centers, they have impacted the lives of many who rely on support and care during times of uncertainty. Over the years, they have helped more than 6,000 children realize their dream of a family, and they have cared for more than 25,000 children in the community.
For more information, visit their website: