Our dental office has teamed up with a few other dental offices to gather new unwrapped toys for the children of Hope & Home. Hope & Home has emerged as one of the top local child placement agencies, rescuing and placing over 160 children from foster care systems into happy permanent homes. Each year they provide hundreds of children with short and long term in-family care. Hope & Home started with a few concerned members of a church Sunday school group who felt foster kids were being treated as second class citizens and decided to do something about it. Hope & Home is recognized by numerous judges, child welfare experts, and others as having the best foster care parents, and as being the agency doing the best job taking care of foster children. Hope & Home’s strength comes from their Christian commitment to children, from their large community of donors and supporters, and from their pledge to only accept first rate foster parents.
Innocent babies, children and teens get caught in the middle when bad things happen to their family; things like drug abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence, homelessness, and mental/physical disabilities. In many of these homes, the struggling parents abuse or neglect their children severely enough for county officials to remove them and place them in safe foster care. Sometimes–sadly enough–these children are rescued on Christmas Eve. As a community, we can help Hope & Home by giving new unwrapped toys or monetary donations to bring hope, joy and a sense of security into their lives during the holiday season.
To find out more information or to make an online donation you can visit Hope & Home’s website at hopeandhome.org, or you can drop off monetary and toy donations at our office location. Make checks Payable to Hope and Home.