We are committed to ensuring every child and family we are engaged with has access to a supportive, thriving community. We value our community partnerships and want to be sure that families have access to an integrated array of supports and services, in this was we serve as a “resource hub” for children and families. Families living in poverty often need material support so our community care efforts include annual back-to-school and holiday drives. We also connect those we serve with other material supports found within the community, such as furniture, household supplies, funds for housing or child care, or food to name a few. Education is a key to growth and we offer therapeutic and informational groups and workshops throughout the year. Advocacy is necessary when the resources cannot be found or existing resources do not meet the high standards our kids and families need and deserve.
About our Material Support Efforts
Throughout the year we share urgent needs for material support on our Facebook page and in our monthly e-newsletter. In addition, we also organize two material support drives every year. During the summer months we collect school supplies so that kids have what they need begin the school year feeling confident and prepared. During the fall and winter months we collect thanksgiving meal baskets as well as Christmas gifts to support local families in need.
School Supply Drive
Success starts on the first day!
Help Building Families for Children support local families by packing a backpack full of school supplies. Interested in organizing a collection at church, among your friends, in your office, or with another group? Stay tuned! We will be releasing materials June.
Celebrate the holidays by blessing local families!
The holidays are a wonderful time for families to come together and celebrate! We hope you will consider supporting local families, so that they too can enjoy a delicious turkey dinner or the joy on a child’s face Christmas morning.