FOSTERING COMMUNITY BLOG
We know that children in foster care thrive with healthy relationships, stable environments and community support. Our Love Box Program was created to wrap this community support around foster families, and one of the ways we do this is through intentional giving - the giving of thoughtful, fun and practical gifts and resources that meet the specific needs of the child(ren) and their entire family.
Knowing that the holidays can bring additional chaos and demands for any family, we love to take this opportunity to ease some of this pressure with one-time Love Boxes. So this October, we partnered with amazing donors to provide boxes packed FULL of Halloween items for 3 families on our Love Box Program's waitlist. Our donors purchased the items, and we collected, assembled and delivered. Check out our recap video above.
We couldn’t provide quality support to our foster care community without the local businesses and people who join us along the way. Our Supporter Spotlight series continues with: Christine MacMillan.
Christine works at Chevron and is a member of the West University Rotary Club. We can’t thank Christine enough for the integral role she played in the West University Rotary Club‘s recent $1,000 donation to Houston Angels in support of the local foster care community.
Christine is a native Texan who settled in Houston in 2018. She is mama to Sophie Marie and is currently enjoying the adventures of toddlerhood. Christine was an exchange student to Australia in 2003 through Rotary International. She graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in 2009 and traveled the world working on ships throughout her twenties. She joined the West U Rotary Club a few years ago for an opportunity to have a positive impact on the local community.
Christine found out about Houston Angels through her friend and running buddy. She fell in love with this mission to ensure our local foster families feel the love and support they need. Christine said, “I want to see every child as confident and happy as my own… see picture attached!”
Thank you Christine for your continued support!
October 10 is World Mental Health Day - a day when so many people and organizations highlight mental health issues and the need for supportive efforts....
Our Supporter Spotlight series continues with The Bridge Montrose. The church was an amazing early supporter of Houston Angels during our startup fundraising days, and donated $1,000 towards our goal. And more recently, members of the church helped provide homemade meals for our Love Box Family who had just welcomed a new placement into their home.
The Bridge Montrose follows Christ and strives to live together in authentic community, bearing each other's burdens and sharing each other's joys. They support causes internationally and locally here in Houston.
And a very special thanks to Lori Stephens who is on the missions team and connected with us. Lori says, “I love connecting people to organizations that have a heart for supporting the foster system, as I am personally connected to the foster care system through friends and families. I specifically love Houston Angels because it recognizes the need to support the families that pour out their lives as they are providing loving homes for kids in foster care.”
Thank you for your continued support, Bridge Montrose and Lori!
A few weeks ago, our team was out in Austin, TX for our organization's first annual national conference. On the last day, we all settled into our seats to prepare for author and speaker, Anna LeBaron's presentation. We noticed that a single pencil had been placed on the table in front of each person's name-tag. Anna began her talk by explaining the significance of these pencils and how they related to the stories she was about to share...
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