Dear Faithful Partner,

As you prepare for Mother’s Day on May 14, 2017, please consider celebrating the amazing women in your life by supporting Building Families with a gift in their honor. Your donation provides vital support to local moms who are striving to maintain a safe, nurturing home for their kids.

This year we are introducing a monthly giving program! The ongoing support of this passionate community of donors, who we call Family Allies, helps ensure that Building Families has resources to be there for families like Brandye’s (pictured above).

They say a picture tells a thousand words. This family photo was sent to us last Christmas from Brandye, a mom we served years ago, who continues to participate in events and stay connected. When we first met Brandye, she had just been through a traumatic experience and was on the verge of homelessness. We provided shelter for Brandye and her kids, and surrounded her with a network of volunteers to help her heal and achieve financial stability. Without these supports and Brandye’s determination, her kids may have entered the child welfare system. Instead, her family emerged intact and stronger than before. This picture now shows a mom, relaxed and filled with joy, with her three beautiful, happy teenagers. A heartwarming image.

“The amount of love we received was such a blessing in my difficult time. I could see how much each staff member actually cared about our well-being and helping my family to achieve stability. God’s love pours out through Building Families for Children. I’m forever grateful.” Brandye

Our staff, volunteers, and foster parents commit their time and open up their hearts and homes so that these families can experience God’s grace and mercy.  Unfortunately, like Brandye, many more parents in our community have experienced heartbreaking poverty, trauma, and isolation. These moms and dads need our help.

Your gift will help us meet our need of raising $100,000 to support this vital work.  By making a gift this Mother’s Day, you will be honoring every mother who is striving to care for her family. Please complete the response card and return the enclosed envelope to begin making a difference in a family’s life today!  Thank you for your generosity!

Sincerely,

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