small things|GREAT LOVE: Fostering Love for the Foster Community
CONTACT: Erin Robertson email@example.com 405.471.9386
The mission of small things|GREAT LOVE is to promote the agencies and donation opportunities already in place around the OKC community. Trying to research and meet the needs of all the agencies could take a tremendous amount of work, time, and money. That can be overwhelming, so most of us tend to just shut down and do nothing. But, in the words of the wonderful Mother Teresa, “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” So, each month I will highlight a different group, and share a specific need or donation request. Explore our small things|GREAT LOVE Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fosteringlovefostercommunity
There is a donation box near the children’s library in the fellowship hall. Each month we will highlight a different group and suggest a specific need or donation request. After a long day of stress and tension, is there anything better than slipping into a warm bed with brand new sheets? Now, imagine that you are a child who has been removed from their home and placed with a foster family. Probably unexpected, probably causing everyone involved to scramble just to get the situation under control. Do you think you might need some extra comforts to fall asleep? Absolutely. Do you think your emergency foster home has new sheets just waiting for you in the closet?? Probably not. That’s where the mission of Fostering Sweet Dreams comes in. They work to “provide tangible needs such as beds, car seats, high chairs and strollers to Kinship foster-care placements along with unexpected traditional foster-care placements.” These types of placements are unique in that the people fostering are answering an emergency call for help. They are usually unprepared and will not receive any funds to help offset the costs of fostering a child for 6-8 months while they obtain certification. And the average cost to supply necessities is around $350 per child. That’s a good chunk of change for your average household.
You can easily support Fostering Sweet Dreams by bringing in a new set of twin sheets and put them in the box in Fellowship Hall. Pretty sheets. Dino sheets. Colorful sheets. Cartoons, animals, solids, stripes, or anything else. Just a new set of sheets, which are $10-$20 at most stores. Drop them off in our collection box which is located near the children's library in fellowship hall, and they will be delivered to the agency at the end of the month. Help spread the word so that we can live out James 1:27 and shower the foster community with love—one small thing at a time!
To find out more about Fostering Sweet Dreams Foundation, go to: www.fosteringsweetdreams.com/
Posted on Thu, March 7, 2019
by Jennifer Humphrey